Lemurs, reptiles and amphibian conservation

Project name:

SEED Madagacar

Project purpose:

Lemurs, reptiles and amphibian conservation

Project activities:

  • development goals

  • teaching

  • data collection/analysis

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

500

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

tent in communal camp site

When does the project run?

Facilities:

food included, accommodation included,

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

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

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.

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.

Reviews & ratings

Samuel

Volunteer

5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

Adriano

Volunteer

21 Mar 2020

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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