Les jeunes etudiants observes et participant dans les travaux de chercheurs bilogistes en appurtenant la flore et la faune de la region. In addition to ecotourism, Madagascar is experiencing an explosion in the number of foreign students who visit Madagascar as part of study abroad courses.
Each year, hundreds of students spend time in Madagascar within courses organized by both universities (e.g. SUNY-Stony Brook, Duke University, and Washington University in St. Louis) and commercial operators (e.g. Operation Wallacea).

MBG has successfully hosted courses at two of our sites (Analalava Forest and Agnalazaha Forest), generating significant income for site management and for the local community.
This activity is now on going at Ankafobe Reserve. To date, in order to reinforced this activity and increase the level of professionalism a new, proactive staff member with a background in tourism, is tasked with developing relationships with tour agencies and universities, discovering their needs, and then working with our site-based staff and the local communities at our sites to satisfy these needs and thereby attract tourists or students.
At National level, in April 2013 throught the WWCT funds we taught 20  young adults from the local community about
  • Native forest like that at Ankafobe is now exceptionally rare on the Highlands.
  • The importance of the Ankafobe Forest is primarily due to the presence there of a large propotion of the world's population of the tree Schizolaena tampoketsana (Sarcolaenaceae),
  • The tree Schizolaena tampoketsana (Sarcolaenaceae), locally known as Sohisika.
  • The forest is also important because it contains a rich flora and faune including a population of the brown lemur Eulemur fulvus.