John Razafindrakoto, a native and current resident of Antananarivo (Tana), has been guiding trips in Madagascar since 2006. His education includes a degree from the Institute of Management and Technology, as well as ongoing training in wildlife and conservation, especially with Conservation International and the World Wildlife Fund. “I love sharing Madagascar’s fascinating natural history and its beauty as the fourth largest island in the world,” he says. In addition to Malagasy, his mother tongue (and five dialects), John is fluent in English and French and speaks a little Japanese. In his free time, he enjoys working with Habitat for Humanity, which allows him to be involved in building programs and improving lives in the villages of his native country.