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Volunteer with SEED Madagascar's Conservation Research Programme

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SEED Madagascar

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

The SEED Conservation Research Programme (SCRP) works to integrate scientific research with community conservation to build knowledge and capacity for sustainable conservation efforts. The programme is based in the beautiful coastal area of Sainte Luce, surrounded by extremely rare and threatened fragments of littoral forest. Join us and you will carry out important, hands-on, conservation fieldwork with species including lemurs, bats, chameleons and amphibians, help with community initiatives, and environmental education. You'll also have the chance to explore the local area, meet some amazing people and enjoy some spectacular sunsets.

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.

Conservation volunteers provide vital manpower to support long-term research staff with collecting research data on the coastal forest ecosystem. This programme is also offered as an internship for up to 10 weeks, to assist in academic or professional development and/or to gain credits for a college or university course. This is open to anyone, although most interns are students or graduates. Some universities will provide funding for students wishing to intern with NGOs.

Conservation volunteers will be camping for the duration of their Volunteering Programme. Bring your own tent or rent one from us locally. Bring a sleeping bag and camping mat. Facilities at campsites are basic, especially when working in the bush, and you will be using long drop pit latrines and washing in cold water drawn from a well ( water warms quickly in a bucket placed in the sun!)

Project Dates 2022:


January:
04/01 - 17/01
18/01 - 31/01
01/02 - 14/02
15/02 - 28/02
01/03 - 14/03

April:
05/04 - 18/04
19/04 - 02/05
03/05 - 16/05
17/05 - 30/05
31/05 - 13/06

July:
05/07 - 18/07
19/07 - 01/08
02/08 - 15/08
16/08 - 29/08
30/08 - 12/09

October:
04/10 - 17/10
18/10 - 31/10
01/11 - 14/11
15/11 - 28/11
29/11 - 12/12

Likely Weather Conditions
January to March - Hot and humid with rain.
April to July - Drier. Hot in April then growing noticeably cooler
July to September - Dry. Cooler in July then growing noticeably warmer
October to December - Windy. Progressively hotter and more wet.

More opportunities with SEED Madagascar

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About SEED Madagascar

Location:

1A Beethoven Street, London, W10 4LG, GB

Mission Statement

SEED Madagascar is an award-winning, holistic international development charity who envisages communities and ecosystems thriving across Madagascar. Our central mission is to enhance the capacity of individuals, communities, organisations and government in fulfilling sustainable environment, education and development goals in southeast Madagascar. The charity achieves this by working across four departments to respond to the most critical and express needs of the country: community health, education infrastructure, sustainable livelihoods, and environmental conservation. Our approach is based on partnership, co-management and skill-sharing with individuals, communities, local organisations, and governments. The programmes that result lead to lasting change, alleviating poverty and supporting environmental conservation for some of the world's most vulnerable people in threatened and irreplaceable environments, measurably contributing to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Description

SEED Madagascar is a registered UK charity (No. 1079121) and Malagasy Non-Governmental Organisation, established in 1994, working in southeast Madagascar on humanitarian, environmental, and development projects. It is SEED Madagascar's belief and experience that nature conservation is impossible to impose; rather it must be proved to be of benefit to the local community to be sustainable. SEED Madagascar works with communities among the Antanosy peoples around the last remaining stands of littoral forest in southeast Madagascar. The Antanosy are among the poorest people in Madagascar and live within a beautiful and ecologically diverse yet endangered environment. SEED Madagascar's projects surround four different areas; Sustainable Livelihoods, Health and Sanitation, Conservation, and Awareness.

Community
Environment
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Fort DauphinTaolagnora, Madagascar

(-25.02253,46.98537)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 - 10 weeks

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