Madagascar and its unique journey from Ancient Ocean to Enchanting Island
The creation of this magical place dates back to Gondwanaland, ancient times when all continents were connected. Madagascar was a vast lake bridging East Africa, India and Sri Lanka. All the areas where the most sapphire deposits are found today. As the continents drifted apart, Madagascar emerged from the depths, giving rise to the unique island we know today.
Being unconnected from other land masses, Madagascar developed its own fauna and flaura. 80% of Madagascar’s animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. This is the unique home of lemurs and types of baobab trees which are endemic to the country.
Once covered by lush rainforests, Madagascar has unfortunately suffered extensive deforestation due to poverty. To learn more about our efforts in addressing this issue, please refer to our Eden Forest Projects.
The unique biodiversity of the island is also reflected in its gemstones deposits.