Mangrove conservation

Project name:

Reef Doctor (3)

Project purpose:

Mangrove conservation

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • scuba diving

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

245

Marine

Madagascar

Africa

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • gain a qualification and/or credits

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

huts or dormitory

When does the project run?

Facilities:

food included, accommodation included, drop toilets, local town, local shops, electricity, refillable water, limited access to internet, tea and coffee

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

cheaper rates if you are already qualified diver, or stay longer periods of time!

  • Mangrove monitoring and data collection.

  • Mangrove planting & nursery trials.

  • Fish catch survey and identification of species present in the mangrove channel.

  • Maintenance work in the plant nursery and planting terrestrial trees around site.

  • Assist with taking care of the garden and the project site in general.

  • Develop material for outreach and educational programmes.

  • Learn Malagasy Vezo language.

  • Assist the women’s association in developing new skills, marketing, and accounting.

  • Visit Reef Doctor’s aquaculture projects in the Bay of Ranobe, assist in a monthly sea cucumber sale.

  • Help the education team involve Reef Doctor Juniors in projects where possible.

  • Experience life living rustically alongside a traditional Malagasy coastal community and gain insight into the unique Vezo culture

  • Gain first-hand experience of the workings of a conservation NGO.

  • Enjoy exploring the local area; the popular beach resort, the Spiny Forest, or visit one of the regional National Parks (in your free time, at your own expense).

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