The breeding season begins! Help us tackle an ambitious year and answer the call for 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.

Native Resources

Sustainable Livelihoods

Local Leadership

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.


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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.

Global Connections

Sylvan Dyers Circle of Portland offers 5 original works in support of CPALI

October 24, 2019

Five members of the Sylvan Dyers Circle, Portland, have transformed 4 different types of cocoon silk into original art works that are on display at Cargo (81 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214) during the month of October. The items are for sale through a silent auction and they are all creative and imaginative piece of art.  Don't miss this chance to explore a new art medium.  You can purchase your own wood silks for art pieces at:

Natural dye workshop with Julie Beeler and cocoon-silk from Madagascar

October 03, 2019

Designer, artist, educator and native Oregonian, Julie Beeler (, will teach a one-evening workshop to illustrate the use of natural dyes using 2 types of unique cocoon silks made in Madagascar. 

Yoshiko Wada dyes cocoon silk with fresh indigo leaves

September 20, 2019

Yoshiko I. Wada, one of the most important teachers in the American fiber art field, demonstrates fresh indigo leave dying at her Slow-Fiber studio. Yoshiko is single-handedly responsible for introducing the art of Japanese shibori to the U.S. 

Visit Lalaina Raharindimby at the International Folk Art Market, 12-14 July in Santa Fe

July 01, 2020

The Santa Fe International Fold Art Market is just around the corner, 12-14 July!  SEPALI Madagascar will be displaying their items in the Tanana booth.  Learn about silkworms, our unique cocoon silk and purchase beautiful textiles for your home.  Best of all meet the head of the SEPALI workshop program Lalaina Raharindimby!

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