"In Madagascar, an island nation off the coast of Africa, deforestation has become an issue of concern to policy makers and civil society. Today, less than 10 percent of Madagascar’s original forest cover exists. Unsustainable agricultural and agroforestry practices, along with a high population growth rate of 0.57 percent, have been identified as some of the main drivers of deforestation. Experts warn that addressing these factors through concerted efforts is critical; if not, Madagascar could lose its forests by 2025."