The breeding season begins! Help us tackle an ambitious year and answer the call for Madagascar
Discover the Wealth in Conservation:
At CPALI, we work with rural farmers to develop sustainable livelihoods that support both people and ecosystems. In our approach, we focus on existing resources, local leadership, community ownership and linking partners to global markets. In addition, our enterprise conservation program has developed an online site to sell products made by the team. Tanana Silk () is the only producer of cocoon silk in the world - help us support the Malagasy and conserve one of the most magical islands in the world, Madagascar
CPALI’s sustainable livelihoods program seeks to connect people and resources in a mutually beneficial way. Through our work, we develop conservation solutions that are sustainable, inclusive, and driven by local communities.
Locally organized teams of farmers cultivate native resources that CPALI markets abroad. Farmers are earning tangible benefits from the land that they steward while recovering degraded habitats and building the border forest of the Makira Protected Area.
TANANA SILK was organized by CPALI to sell products made by the the SEPALI Madagascar workshop. It is an online market site that sells wholesale products to qualified buyers as well as retail products. All of the profits from the sales are retuned to support SEPALI's conservation mission poverty alleviation. Tanana silk publishes a bi-weekly newsletter as well as specials on instagram (tananasilk), twitter (@silk_ta) and Facebook (wildsilkmarkets).
CPALI wild silk farmers are raising native species of silkworms that feed on native trees. Producing silk cocoons, sewing silk textiles, and learning how to prepare insects as protein supplements are some of the projects in which farmers and their families are engaged. Click the link above to learn more.
Have you ever been to Madagascar? Do you have something to contribute at home? Have you ever seen a successful conservation project in action? Help us support Malagasy farmers by volunteering, organizing your environmental club to raise funds or simply telling your friends and associates about CPALI.
Help us put conservation in the hands of the people most capable and best situated to protect the resources we all need. Donate to help CPALI farmers build a sustainable environment, expand the CPALI project to new communities, build a multi-use training center or sponsor the education of a farmer’s child.
CPALI and SEPALIM bring you unique, handmade Wild Silk textiles found nowhere else in the world. We have organized a new online market site, Ta'na'na Silk, for our team's incredible products. Support our farmers and artisans by purchasing a one-of-a-kind Wild Silk product today!
Imagine your home with wild silk curtains. Tanana Silk offers a variety of ideas and textiles
for window treatments.Cocoon silk curtains are a unique and beautiful addition to your home. We make 39"x118" curtains from four different types of cocoon silk that will brighten up any room with their translucent properties. During the daytime, the curtains obscure objects behind them; at night, images are outlined or blocked, depending on cocoon density. These undyed textiles come in white, tan, and gold - unique, sustainable and handmade. Looking for a custom size such as thee silk slats above? Contact us!