Principle of the Stockholm Declaration of 16 June 1972 states that man has the fundamental right to freedom, equality and adequate conditions of life, in an environment where quality allows him to live with dignity and well-being. Man has a solemn duty to protect and improve the environment for present and future generations. Also, like any other country in the world, Madagascar has adopted a national environmental policy which aims to reconcile the Malagasy people with their environment so that the current and future generations can live there in total harmony. Thus, the fundamental principle of the Association Nosy Maitso is to restore sustainable and harmonious environmental conditions for a better quality of life of Malagasy people.
Man cannot do without his environment, thereby environmental degradation not only deteriorates the quality of life, but it also endangers our lives and that of future generations. Nowadays, Madagascar faces a more alarming environmental degradation, not only due to pollution affecting the air, water and soil, but also to the significant loss of biodiversity and natural habitats. The bad effects of these environmental problems are considerable to mention the various diseases caused by polluting particles and climate change that has become a major concern affecting the various social and economic aspects of the country.
Aware of the scale of these environmental problems, Association Nosy Maitso has been founded. Its main purpose is to improve the quality of the Environment in Madagascar. The action areas of the Association are not limited only in the capital but throughout the island hence the name.