Lemur Research & Biodiversity Monitoring in Madagascar


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

EDGE of AFRICAFort Dauphin, 541MG


About

Make a lasting contribution to the every decreasing habitat in South East Madagascar. By monitoring valuable and high profile species such as lemurs, you will be collecting data that will work towards providing information to make informed management decisions about the use of the last forests of Madagascar.

There has been a reasonably large amount of development in and around the Fort Dauphin area due to the influx of international mining companies, hotel developments and general international investment.

Because of this, as well as the on-going deforestation due to the production of charcoal by the locals, there is a large threat to the natural habitat of both the lemur species and all the other species that inhabit the forest.

Through our research, we aim to determine the size, behaviour and territories of existing populations of umbrella species such as lemurs, as well as other rarer species that exist in some of the last forests of the area. This information will be used to make informed decisions on the further development of the natural habitat.

Skills

  • Research
  • People Skills
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • minimum 2 weeks
  • confident speaking English, French is an advantage although not required

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