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Mangrove Fisheries Monitoring Volunteer

Organisation: Honko Mangrove Conservation & Education

Country: Madagascar

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Mangrove Fisheries Monitoring Volunteer

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 openings with our new Mangrove Fisheries Monitoring Project will give you an opportunity to play an integral role in collecting important fisheries data that will benefit the mangrove-dependent communities within Honko's project area in SW Madagascar. This data will help to inform the local mangrove management association on the current state of Ambondrolava’s mangrove fisheries and other factors that will influence the design of new sustainable management activities such as temporary fishing reserves. 

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.

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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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  • 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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