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.


Sustainable Livelihoods



Local Leadership

Global Connections

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.

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.

Up and runnning!

April 23, 2020

The Sepali Madagascar team is fine and ready to follow all instructions regarding the coronavirus outbreak. After one week-work home the team is coming to the office for a office-work. According to the information that we have, Maroantsetra is safe and life is going the same as every day after a week of panic. Madagascar has 48 coronavirus cases so far. Among thus, 3 cases from Tamatave and 45 from Tananarive. The local government has blocked all access to and from Maroantsetra now. 

We keep listening to the news and the work schedule depends on the evolution of the situation. There is not any medical equipment in Maroantsetra and the team is wearing its hand-made mask. 

Thank you for your support and interest.  Mamy Ratsimbazafy


COVID-19 Temporarily Shuts Down SEPALI Madagascar

March 24, 2020

With the discovery of COVID-19 in Madagascar this past week, the SEPALI team has temporarily shut down operations. SEPALI staff and artisans met on Monday and used their last day in the workshop to make personal masks and gather supplies before returning to their families. SEPALI core staff will reevaluate each week moving forward to decide when it is safe to open up again. COVID-19 has the potential to cause serious damage to Madagascar and we are monitoring the situation closely. For now, the team will follow standard precautions and try to stay safe and healthy.

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. 

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