Location: Nosy Be, Madagascar
Duration: 2-12 weeks commitment
Start Dates: Weekly project starts on a Saturday.
Price: from £2.645 for 2 weeks. Check the Prices tab for further information.
- Include: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, pre-departure orientation & training and all project related activities
- Does not include: Flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations
- Conservation Adventure
Help conservation research teams protect several very rare and critically endangered species, including black lemurs, Hawks’ sportive lemurs, panther chameleons, dwarf chameleons, green turtles and hawksbill turtles.
- Beautiful biodiversity
Immerse yourself in three diverse, species-rich ecosystems – rainforest, ocean and tropical coast – in one location.
- Be part of the real deal
Contribute to ongoing environmental projects that address critical challenges aligned to the global UN SDGs.
- Join ethical initiatives
Join local conservation partners and qualified professionals to ensure your efforts are highly ethical, meaningful and sustainable
- Experience unreal adventures
Venture outside typical travel itineraries to get exclusive access to extraordinary remote habitats, rare species and unique ecosystems.
- Join this wildlife conservation project alongside a leading conservation organization working with critically endangered species.
Have an opportunity to work with species that are not found in any other locations around the world, the most renowned species being the Lemur, the most at risk mammals.
As a participant your work will be focused on collecting data on the Black Lemur, Nosy Be Sportive Lemur and the Nosy Be Mouse Lemur. Based in the Lokobe National Park, you will also focus on conducting surveys of the forest recording sightings of the panther chameleon as well as various amphibian and butterfly species.
Another large focus of your project will be on habitat restoration and you will be working on initiatives focused on the regrowth of indigenous species.
This program includes an optional wildlife conservation online courses which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.
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Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.
- 5 or 6am: Wake up call
- 6 – 10 am: Data collection
- 12pm-3pm: Lunch & chill time
- 4pm: Data collection/beach clean
- 6pm: Dinner
- 9pm: Bed Time
There may also be some Night surveys which will affect the schedule.
Travel & Accommodation
Accommodation & Food:
Our center is located in the suburbs of Hell-Ville,in Nosy Be. It has a spacious dining room, two lounge areas (Ground floor and First Floor) where you can hang out with fellow participants. Similarly, a large balcony area is also available for you to spend some quality time most especially after a long hours of your project activities.
All the meals served inside the accommodation are homestyle, vegetarian-friendly and you can expect that they will be a mix of Western and Malagasy food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice a week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants at your own expense.
If you are a picky eater or allergies, have dietary restrictions, or if you think that you will not be satisfied with the local dishes provided, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking.
Health & Hygiene:
The work we contribute to across the globe remains important and new measures allow our participants to continue to join our programs and continue impacting positively on their world and the communities we work with. Changes to our existing protocols have been made by our health and hygiene team to strengthen our health and hygiene protocols and ensure that international standard safeguards are in place to protect our participants, staff and host communities. Please inquire for more information on the protocols.
By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.
These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:
- Mount Passot
- Whale Watching
- The Sacred Tree
- Lokobe National Park
- Minimum age 18
- Be keen and enthusiastic to get involved in the project
- Ability to work within a team environment
- Minimum 1 week commitment
- CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
- Signed medical form
- Good English skills
- Necessary vaccinations
- Necessary flight & visas
- Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
- 2 weeks – £2,945
- 4 weeks – £3,745
- 6 weeks – £4,545
- 8 weeks – £5,295
- 10 weeks – £6,955
- 12 weeks – £6,895
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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 20% deposit.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
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