Madagascar is an incredible island that offers an impressive array of biodiversity. On this program you will get involves in the conservation of many endemic species of plants and animals. There aren’t many better places in the world to experience such a precious and unique ecosystem.
Through this program, you will take part in different conservation activities that will allow you to use your own initiative, creativity and research time to make a difference to this stunning country.
Participants will be involved in a range of important work to maintain and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Nosy Be’s. This will be achieved through working with local communities to assist on a variety of beach and wildlife conservation and rehabilitation programs across the area. The beaches of Nosy Be have rubbish on them, and the seas are polluted. Modern day ways of living are having a global impact on the survival of numerous species. Through the forest and wildlife conservation program you can use your skills and own ideas to really make a difference.
You will also contribute to conservation awareness by participating in awareness drives in local schools, kindergartens, and communities, helping to educate the local community on how to rescue and protect their amazing environment.
No two days will be the same on this project, but your day will begin with cleaning of the local beach. After the beach cleaning, we head out on a tree planting drive into the tropical forest where many trees have been culled to make way for rice cultivation. During this time you’ll have many opportunities to learn about this amazing forest and its ecosystem. You’ll also take part in data collection of flora and fauna, as well as providing safe resting zones and living spaces for the native Lemurs.
The daily activities of the program will be planned by the coordinator on-site as per requirements and needs of the participants and local needs at the time.
It is important that you have a good level of English, as well as creative skills, a cheerful disposition, a friendly and polite way with local villages and the ability to work as a team member who cooperates with the coordinators, locals and other participants.
When coming on this project, you’ll be working out in nature and in a tropical climate. Don’t forget to bring hiking shoes, insect repellent and a hat.