When Malagasy children and teachers learn about their work and see lemurs up close creates a bond between kids and nature. When Malagasy children and teachers learn about the treasures their country possesses, they are more likely to protect them. Studies show a greater understanding of nature fosters compassion and action. Children in Kianjavato all aspire to be chosen for this forest adventure. In a study on conservation leadership, when participants were questioned about when they became interested in conservation, the majority of respondents answered "childhood enjoyment of exploring nature" was a key factor influencing them to pursue a career in conservation. When youth become invested in themselves, they will take ownership and pride in developing a plan for a healthy future and realize the benefits of ecotourism.
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