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Cover description: Malagasy communities call the baobab tree the “mother of the forest,” as it plays an essential role in the local ecosystem and also as the seeds and the bark are used by local communities for making oil and ropes. Six out of the eight species of baobab in the world are endemic to Madagascar, and all six are classifi ed as threatened. Many of the baobabs in Madagascar have survived in sacred sites.

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