Green class

The effects of the climate change are actually getting the most common problem of this planet. This situation will be more difficult if we won’t do anything against this disaster. And that would be great if we could make all the society aware of danger because that is the main problem of the destruction, almost of the destructors do not know the consequences of what they are doing or maybe they are aware of but they need food for survival then they practice too much slash and burn which is also among of factors to bring the climate into the change, or they are only selfish. I mean they don’t want to think about our future generations.  The world is threatened. Nowadays, everything is in trouble, for example let’s talk about litchis, despite the success of the litchis festivity this last week-end but I’m telling you that this year is going to be the worst campaign of the litchis which I have never seen since I was born. That is because of two main factors: “First is the reduction of the production; second is the quality of the products is very bad and small”. The international market norm is not respected by our products. Those problems might affect too many different levels of lives, a national economy. I guess, that is because of the climate change, imagine until now when I’m writing this article, we don’t have enough rain yet. And you probably know that that is very useful for the litchis grains growth. Regarding to what happened; we couldn’t export the same amount of tones as usual this year.

To face these disasters, JADE Madagascar N.G.O organized a green class at Ivoloina Parks this last Saturday. As a young, they invited around 30 high school students to assist this green class. The main goal of the event is just to make the students aware the climate change consequences. Then let their friends know what the climate change is and how to fight against it. We left Tamatave at 8:00 a.m, we arrived and met Mr Rostan who is very knowledgeable local guide around 8:30. Before heading to visit the Park, Rostan let the students know what should do and not to do when we get into the zoo, which is home to over 100 lemurs, with 10 captive and free ranging species present. The students also were enjoying rare radiated tortoises and other turtle species, boas, parrots and chameleons.  Then after having visited all around the Zoo, we leaded the students into the forestry station, the place which allowed them to explore the natural beauty of the Parks at their leisure. Then go directly to the waterfall, the place where the students dreamed to see and to play. I can tell you that their dream became true. Before the lunchtime we took advantages to walk around the lakeside. That was the end of the morning.

The second part of the journey, we watched a very famous documentary movie of the ex-future President Al Gore which brought us to discuss and exchange an ideas about this very dangerous climate change. Actually, the students were satisfied of the green class journey because they know now the importance of acting to fight against the climate change. They felt in full contact of the nature. It was very wonderful moment and successful mission. To end this I would like to thank JADE Madagascar who invited me to present FOKO Madagascar. Please watch the video for more information

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Who is guilty?

I was feeling very bad to see this small guy wiping his butts in the open air like this. I’m pretty sure that this guy will never do such thing if he is well educated, aware of the consequences of what he does and indeed if he has never seen his friends and even his parents doing such thing. Who knows? Often, the children’s behavior is the image of their parents. Because this guy doesn’t even know yet what he is doing. I think it’s the funniest picture which I took during my one and half year in Foko blog club. I saw this small guy wiping his butts around hundred meters from the town hall and around fifty meters from security forces camp. That means that this very dirty place is located in the heart of Tamatave’s town.

Wiping in a open air

Please don’t judge a book by its cover, I mean it’s true that there is some part of Tamatave is very dirty like you see in the picture but there is also a very wonderful place and clean as well. Actually I want make sure that you won’t judge all Tamatave’s children, because NOT all of them is doing like what he did. He’s like an exception. It’s too rare to see somebody doing like what he is doing especially in the open air like this. He saw me to take his picture but he didn’t want even to care about me. That’s means that he is already used to do it. Right? Do you have an idea of who might be guilty in this situation? Have fun with picture but please don’t forget to comment. Who is guilty????

Rosewood business on the East Coast of MADAGASCAR

RainIt’s getting harder to imagine when exactly will we stop to destroy our own natural heritage? This very bad action is the main cause of the actual climate change and this action which links into the political problems get the several of Malagasy people into the hell of the poverty. I’m wondering to know why we’re killing ourselves. Why you are killing the innocent people? Don’t say, because if we are swimming in the middle of misery; we are all responsible.

When shall   we overcome then?

3233704300_366817b7e6When the 2009’s political crisis in Madagascar start, almost of the economic operators of Sava and Analanjorofo regions were running to convert themselves into the forest exploiters. In my opinion, they just want to take an advantage of the political crisis. That means that they are trying to collect as lots as possible quantity of the Rosewood and why not the other precious woods before the resolution of the situation.


I’m really sorry to say this, but as a simple citizen, I think I have full right to express my own opinion about this situation. I can’t no more close my mouth to see what exactly happen about this illegal business, I’m pretty sure that the local authorities are not outside of the mechanism such as: the Fokontany leaders, the mayors and even the district chiefs, because they know and they should know by heart their areas and their people at the same time, but why? Why? And why they let those people free? You see?

When the problems was started from Marojejy, then Masoala National Parks; the disaster is now spreading out to many other regions across Madagascar such as North Mananara (the place where I was born, in the other words it’s my hometown) which is actually among of the victims also. Very sad story!!!


In term of this Rosewood business, the latest very good news was the spectacular decision of the Justice Department, Water-Forests, Environment Department, Forces and Security Department and the Finances Department; all together fight against this illegal exportation of the Rosewood in Madagascar: In Tamatave: 91 containers ready to be exported were arrested and also those who were arrested in Tananarivo recently. BRAVO!!! But the mission was too late and I think also it was a kind of demonstration action. You know why? Listen! This might help you to have some ideas about how big this disaster is during this very long period of the illegal exploitation of the Rosewood in Madagascar, more precisely on the East Coast of Madagascar:

“Mananara has 2 boats to join Tamatave and North Mananana regularly two times a week; as I heard from somebody also, Maroantsetra has 3 boats doing the same transportation a week and Antalaha has more than 5 boats to link Tamatave two times a week as usual.”

So, if they transport mainly the Rosewood as the people said, guess! Thousands and Thousands of tones will be transported and exported. Right?

Malagasy nature heritage is disappearing every minute and every hour. What’s a pity!

I guess almost of the economic operators are involved in that, but again the164ASPK442758 chiefs of the districts, the justices; and the security forces are also directly or indirectly involved. Because they know those people who are doing all those bad thing for our lovely country. The most strange phenomenal in this problem is if one person steals an only one egg, he might be immediately arrested, judged, and detained. But why not arresting those people who are robbing every day our most valuable wealth? They are acting with a total freedom and peace. That’s weird! Now I really want to shout in pronouncing “STOP”

Nicolas and Sara interviewed by Théophile

We thank so much Sara and Nico for visiting us at the BUEC English Club. And also the interviewer who is very good at making people speak. Please click to play!!!