The Avenue of the Baobabs is a group of trees lining the dirt road between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape attracts tourists from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region. The Baobab trees, up to 2 800 years old, did not originally tower in isolation over the landscape but stood in a dense tropical forest. Over the years, the forests were cleared for agriculture, leaving only the famous baobab trees

The Avenue of the Baobabs is a natural monument under conservation , but the trees are still threatened by further deforestation, effluents from encroaching paddy fields, bushfires, and forest fires.

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