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Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer Program

Organisation: Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education

Country: Madagascar

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Mangrove Ecosystem Monitoring Volunteer Program

Life at the edge of the mangroves is a lifestyle few get to experience and enjoy; volunteering at Honko will give you this unique opportunity, and a chance to make a real difference in this fragile ecosystem which many overlook. Honko’s Volunteer Program based in rural Ambondrolava, SW Madagascar, has opportunities for volunteers to stay for up to 3 months to assist with long-term mangrove monitoring program, collecting field data on forest structure and abiotic factors across permanent plots in healthy, degraded, deforested, and replanted forest types. There are also opportunities for independent research on a natural or social topic of your choice!

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for field experience, an adventure, or entering the field of conservation and/or sustainable development. Living at Honko, you will not only have the opportunity to explore the mangroves, but also to interact with and learn from the local communities – many of our volunteers say that is their favorite part of their Honko experience. You will spend most of your day in depths of the mangrove collecting data for this long-term research program, however while not in the forest, there will be many opportunities to explore the surrounding area (including kayaking!) and to assist with Honko’s other projects such as teaching English, mangrove planting, and many more.

Other Projects by this Organisation

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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