Trees and Tree-Planting in Southern Madagascar: Sacredness and Remembrance

  • Maria TengöEmail author
  • Jacob von Heland


Maria Tengö and Jacob von Heland describe how the Tandroy people in Madagascar use tree-planting as a symbol of renewal, purification, agreement and boundary-making, and to generate ecosystem services in a fragmented landscape. Both cultural and ecological memory can serve as a source of resilience in the event of future crises.


Sacred forests Tree-planting Memory Social-ecological resilience Madagascar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stockholm Resilience CentreStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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