Groupe des Spécialistes et Passionnés des Baobabs de Madagascar

The demise of the largest and oldest African baobabs

According to a research study published Monday, June 11, 2018 in the journal Nature Plants, Africa’s largest baobabs have died or are about to die. This decline of an “unprecedented magnitude” that could be caused by climate change. By using radiocarbon dating, the researchers reported that 9 of the 13 oldest and 5 of the 6 largest individuals have died, or at least their oldest parts/stems have collapsed and died, over the past 12 years. Will Malagasy’s oldest baobab trees also be following the fate of its neighbors ?

 

The Group of Malagasy Baobab Experts and Enthusiasts, "GSPBM" is a non-profit, scientific, technical and non-political association. It has been created to contribute to the protection, conservation and sustainable use of the world's baobab species and their ecosystems.

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