Conservation Programme Volunteering

Published

11/08/2018

Start Date

02/01/2019

End Date

12/31/2019

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

SEED Madagascar
1 Beethoven Street
London
England

United Kingdom

Description

Our conservation programme is based in the beautiful coastal region of Sainte Luce, surrounded by extremely rare and threatened fragments of littoral (coastal) forest. You will combine hands-on conservation fieldwork on endangered species including lemurs, reptiles and amphibians, with community initiatives and environmental education.



Overview

The southern littoral forest in Sainte Luce is one of only three significant areas of this forest type remaining in Madagascar, having been reduced by over 90%. As the forest has both high biodiversity and a heavily reliant local population, the SEED Madagascar Conservation Research Programme works to integrate scientific research with community conservation to build knowledge and capacity for sustainable conservation efforts.


Currently research focuses on biodiversity, collecting data about species present, their distribution, density, behaviour and habitats. The data is then used to better manage forests, support the local community and protect the species concerned. Volunteers also run regular environmental education classes for local children, and assist with English teaching.


Volunteers will gain experience in a wide range of practical skills within community development and conservation biology, which are invaluable for anyone looking to pursue a career in these areas. The programme is also a refreshing and rewarding experience for anyone looking for a change of pace as part of a sabbatical, career break, or gap year.

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

info@seedmadagascar.org
https://madagascar.co.uk/volunteer/conservation-programme

To apply fill in the application form on your website!


If you have any questions or want to talk about the volunteering opportunity, do not hesitate to drop us on email on - info@seedmadagascar.org - or give us a call on 02089606629


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