Ambositra






Ambositra is a town in Madagascar with an estimated 2005 population around 30,434 people. Ambositra is the center of Madagascar's wood carving industry and outside the town you can have the opportunity to visit a traditional Zafimaniry village where much of the wood carving is done.
Deforestation for zebu cattle pasture (Ambositra area)
Deforestation for zebu cattle pasture

Ranomafana ecotourist guide Roody (Ranomafana N.P.)
Ranomafana ecotourist guide Roody

Zafimaniry children in Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry children in Ifasina

Zafimaniry baby in Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry baby in Ifasina

Zafimaniry village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry village of Ifasina

Zafimaniry elder in the village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry elder in the village of Ifasina

Boy peeking through the window of a Zafimaniry hut in the village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Boy peeking through the window of a Zafimaniry hut in the village of Ifasina

Zebu cattle plowing rice paddies near Antoetra (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zebu cattle plowing rice paddies near Antoetra

Children using zebu cattle to plow rice paddies in highlands of Madagascar (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Children using zebu cattle to plow rice paddies in highlands of Madagascar

Zafimaniry children in Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry children in Ifasina

Zafimaniry baby in Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry baby in Ifasina

Zafimaniry village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry village of Ifasina

Zafimaniry elder in the village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry elder in the village of Ifasina

Boy peeking through the window of a Zafimaniry hut in the village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Boy peeking through the window of a Zafimaniry hut in the village of Ifasina

Zafimaniry memorial tombs (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry memorial tombs

Zafimaniry children in Ifasina near memorial tombs (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Zafimaniry children in Ifasina near memorial tombs

Ifasina village, aerial view (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Ifasina village, aerial view

Wood-carved window panels in Zafimaniry village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Wood-carved window panels in Zafimaniry village of Ifasina

Hut door in Zafimaniry village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Hut door in Zafimaniry village of Ifasina

Carved windows in Zafimaniry village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Carved windows in Zafimaniry village of Ifasina

Wood woven door in Zafimaniry village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Wood woven door in Zafimaniry village of Ifasina

Interior of a Zafimaniry hut in the village of Ifasina (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Interior of a Zafimaniry hut in the village of Ifasina

Tavy deforestation (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Tavy deforestation

Slash-and-burn deforestation (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Slash-and-burn deforestation

Tavy deforestation, bare hillsides (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Tavy deforestation, bare hillsides

Tavy deforestation (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Tavy deforestation

Forest clearing for Tavy (Ifasina / Antoetra)
Forest clearing for Tavy Ambositra (Ambositra)
Ambositra (Ambositra)


Ambositra  (Ambositra)
Ambositra (Ambositra)


Ambositra  (Ambositra)
Ambositra (Ambositra)


Ambositra fire (Ambositra)
Ambositra fire (Ambositra)


Ambositra owl (Ambositra)
Ambositra owl (Ambositra)


Ambositra owl  (Ambositra)
Ambositra owl (Ambositra)


Road to Ambositra (Ambositra)
Road to Ambositra (Ambositra)


Road to Ambositra  (Ambositra)
Road to Ambositra (Ambositra)


Road to Ambositra  (Ambositra)
Road to Ambositra (Ambositra)


Road to Ambositra  (Ambositra)
Road to Ambositra (Ambositra)




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