OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT)-- Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium along with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership and Arbor Day Foundation, have planted its 3-millionth tree in Madagascar.
The efforts to reforest have been focused on providing a home for the most threatened primates in the world, the lemurs, according to a release.
According to the release, along with habitat for the lemurs, trees with fruit and good timber were planted for the surrounding Kianjavato community.
A reported 17,000 trees are planted a week by the locals voluntarily organized by MBP employees.