Volunteer Experience | Environmental & Wildlife

Madagascar: Mangrove Conservation

Nosy Be, Madagascar


Location: Nosy Be, Madagascar

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks

Start Dates: Project is on-going with start dates each week.

Cost: from €450 Euros  – see Costs section for more details

Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

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Embrace the opportunity to be part of an exhilarating program focused on the preservation of endemic flora and fauna species, immersing yourself in the captivating world of conservation!

Discover the wonders of this extraordinary island as you actively contribute to the protection of its precious ecosystem, with a special emphasis on the magnificent mangrove forests. Engage in a diverse range of conservation activities meticulously designed to empower you to make a difference. This program invites you to channel your own initiative, research skills, time, and dedication towards expressing your profound concern for the environment—both natural and cultural.

Prepare to embark on a journey like no other, where you will have the chance to witness the beauty of this island firsthand while actively participating in meaningful conservation efforts. Your involvement will play a vital role in safeguarding the island’s delicate balance, ensuring the preservation of its unique biodiversity for generations to come.

Join us in this extraordinary adventure as we work together to protect and preserve the remarkable ecosystems and species that call this island home. Your dedication and passion will contribute to the sustainable future of this cherished natural paradise.

Daily Life

Engage in an exhilarating program dedicated to the preservation and conservation of Madagascar’s rich wildlife heritage, with a particular focus on the invaluable mangrove ecosystems. The project serves as a cultural and ecotourism site, nestled alongside a pristine mangrove forest. This unique sanctuary includes a specialized training center, aimed at educating rural youth from both Nosy Be and the mainland in the art of professional organic farming.

As a participant in this conservation program, you will have the opportunity to delve into the captivating world of Nosy Be’s mangrove forest. Gain a comprehensive understanding of its unparalleled richness, various applications, and existing threats. Your journey will begin by undertaking the important task of designing an environmental teaching manual specifically tailored for children. This manual will serve as a valuable resource to foster environmental awareness and education among the younger generations.

Subsequently, you will actively engage in our community environmental education outreach program, playing a pivotal role in raising awareness among local communities and schools about the critical importance of mangroves and their sustainable management. By sharing your knowledge and passion, you will contribute to instilling a sense of responsibility and appreciation for these vital ecosystems.

Moreover, you will have hands-on experience in cultivating mangrove forest seedbeds, nurturing young plants that will be utilized for reforestation purposes. The showcase site created through this initiative will serve as a living classroom, offering local children an immersive learning experience and reinforcing the significance of mangrove conservation.

Embrace this unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on the preservation of Madagascar’s mangroves. Join us as we work together to protect these invaluable ecosystems and inspire future generations to become stewards of the environment.

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Travel and Accommodation

You will be met at Nosy Be airport and taken to the project location.

In our center, there is a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow volunteers and a beautiful garden to relax. A balcony and large roof terrace is also available for you to spend some quality time.

There is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

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  • Necessary flights & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance
  • Vaccinations (including full vaccination against COVID-19)
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Be open minded, patient, adaptable and willing to embrace the challenges of the project
  • Have a positive attitude towards living in a rural setting and working in a team
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€700 Euros per week

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes

  • All food and accommodation
  • Airport pickup
  • In-country support and all project activities.
What’s not included:
  • Flights,
  • Travel & Medical insurance
  • Visas (if applicable) and vaccinations.

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Note: Map coordinates are approximate