Unique natural habitat, fascinating flora and fauna
Madagascar is famous for being a natural paradise. However, this paradise is under threat from forest clearances and massive overexploitation. Moreover, the political crisis beginning in 2009 caused poverty to soar and the economy virtually came to a standstill. More than four out of five Madagascans live on less than USD 1.25/day, and over half the 24 million inhabitants suffer from hunger. The country has had a democratically elected government again since the start of 2014. The main priority area of German development cooperation in Madagascar is protecting nature and natural resources.