Wildlife conservation, community and environmental volunteer projects and internships worldwide

Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute - Forest Conservation

Madagascar boasts an array of distinct ecosystems and unique wildlife with 92% of its mammals, 95% of its reptiles, 89% of its flora and 60% of its birds are found nowhere else on earth. Madagascar has lost around 90% of its natural forest habitat due to the rise in demand for timber, agricultural land and mining. This has led to a vast loss of native forest and fragmentation of habitats. At MRCI we study the diversity and abundance of forest and wildlife species to identify changes in forest dynamics, populations, habitat health and to identify potential localised threats

November 26th 2014

Mangrove Fisheries Monitoring Volunteer

Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education, an NGO working with communities in SW Madagascar to promote community-based mangrove management, has volunteer openings to assist with our new mangrove fisheries monitoring project in Ambondrolava, SW Madagascar. This new initiative will provide Honko and the local management association with crucial information about the current state of Ambondrolava’s mangrove fisheries, which play an important role in both ecosystem services and local livelihoods, through analysis of local catches and household surveys. The volunteer will oversee data collection with local fishermen, data entry and management, and protocol development in collaboration with Honko staff.

September 27th 2014

Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer Program

Since 2008, Honko has worked with the mangroves and local communities of Ambondrolava in southwest Madagascar to protect this unique ecosystem and help the community develop alternative sources of income to reduce human pressures on the forest. To monitor our community-based restoration and management efforts, Honko’s Volunteer Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Program provides the NGO with crucial data that informs our current projects, allowing us to adapt or expand on our projects to ensure we have the greatest possible impact on Ambondrolava’s mangrove and local community.

September 27th 2014