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Mangrove conservation

Project name:

Reef Doctor (3)

Project purpose:

Mangrove conservation

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • scuba diving

  • teaching




average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



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

Wild Sun Rescue Center


huts or dormitory

When does the project run?


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?


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).

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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