Lemur Conservation

Central-North Madagascar, Madagascar

$1795.00

 

The Experience

Help conserve the natural habitat of endangered forest species in beautiful Madagascar! For a minimum of two weeks venture into Madagascar and monitor forest species such as lemurs and help to prevent deforestation!

Make a great contribution towards the prevention of Deforestation as this is a continuous problem in the area. As a result, many of the natural habitats of the different species are being threatened. Be a volunteer and help to monitor the different forest species and the information you collect will help to make decisions on how to better manage and protect the last forests of beautiful Madagascar! Venture out of your comfort zone and into an adventure like no other. While volunteering, you will camp out in tents and have no access to running water or hot water and use long-drop toilets! Experience living in the jungle and stay at the volunteer house on weekends! Explore the magnificent beaches and rural villages and learn a new culture and way of life of the people of Madagascar. This is perfect for those who have a love for nature and the environment and would like to do some field work. The project also accepts persons who want to do individual researches so don’t miss this wonderful volunteer opportunity.!

 

This Is Why

  • Help in the research and conservation of some of the world’s most endangered species and protect diminishing forests.
  • Stay in one of our three volunteer houses and live in the community
  • Expand and gain new research skills while in an area rich in biodiversity
  • Experience a new culture and enjoy the simplicity of life!

 
 
Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    All year round! Arrive on any Monday
  • Package Price

    02 Weeks: 1795.00 US$
    04 Weeks: 2895.00 US$
    06 weeks: 4095.00 US$
    08 Weeks: 5195.00 US$
  • Fly To
    You can fly to Antananarivo (Airport code TNR) which is in the central highlands of Madagascar and catch another flight to Fort Dauphin. You need to ensure that you have sufficient time in Antananarivo to catch the domestic flight otherwise you will have to overnight in Antananarivo and catch the connecting flight the next day. If you are feeling adventurous you can also travel by a 4x4 vehicle to Fort Dauphin from Antananarivo
  • Duration and average Work hours
    Volunteer 2 - 8 weeks (longer duration available on request) hours per day, 5 days on 2 days ofYou will work an average of eight hours a day for five days a week. All volunteers work for half day on Fridays and enjoy a cultural activity in the afternoons.
  • Number of Volunteers
    5
  • Volunteer accommodation
    Available
  • Housing Type
    During the week you will camp out in tents and on weekends, you will go to Fort Dauphin where you will stay in a clean volunteer house in a dorm style sleeping accommodation with walking distance to all amenities.
  • Internet Access
    Only when in Forth Daulphin
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Individuals who have a passion for environment and is interested in conservation. Also if you are keen on doing field work or individual researches then this opportunity is perfect for you. Being hardworking, motivated, mature and initiative are some qualities you must possess and living in a remote area must be something you can handle. You must have a good knowledge of English and good communicating skills. We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules of the project and the community is essential.

Fast Facts: Madagascar

Where? Madagascar, Africa

Country Size: 587,040 km2
226,657 sq mi

Population density? 40.1/km2
83/sq mi

Country Famous for? Wildlife watching, beaches, beautiful bays, interesting architecture, beautiful coast line, Andohahela National Park, Lemurs, Chameleons, friendly people

When to visit: All year round (Except Mid December - Mid January)

    • What's Included
      • Placement
        Lemur Conservation & Research
      • Accommodation
        You will camp out in tents during the week with no access to running water and little solar power. On weekends you will have a dorm style sleeping accommodation in a basic but clean and comfortable volunteer house at Fort Dauphin.
      • Meals
        Three meals a day will be provided!
      • Airport Pick + Drop off

        You will fly to Antananarivo (Airport code TNR) and catch a connecting flight to Fort Dauphin. A member of the project will meet you at the airport. If u like, a 4x4 transportation can be arranged for you to travel from Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin. Upon completion of the project, you will be taken to the airport.
      • Tours
        If you wish to book tours in Madagascar in addition to your volunteering placement Fronteering can help you do this. The country has a huge amount to offer from jungle expereinces to safari's.
      • 24/7 Emergency contact & Ongoing service
        If there are any problems during you stay at the project you can reach us 24/7 to assist you and we will be there to assist with your program during your duration of stay.

      What's not included: International & domestic flights, Insurance

      Package Price:
      02 Weeks: $1795.00 US$
      04 Weeks: $2895.00 US$

    • RESPONSIBILITIES

      Madagascar is rich in biodiversity and is home to many animals and plants that can be only be found in the area. Then forest is also a major victim to deforestation which continues to be a problem in the area. As a result many of the natural habitats are being threatened. As a volunteer you will help to monitor valuable and rare species such as lemurs so that the data you collect will provide information towards making well informed decisions about the natural habitats for the species. Some of your responsibilities include:

      • Assist in monitoring the various forest species including lemurs!
      • Help in research and collection of data
      • Contribute towards decision making about the forests.
      • Cultural activities
      • SUITABILITY

        Do you have a passion for Wildlife andd would like to combine this with an adventure in Africa? Are you interested in other cultures? Are you patient, self-starting, flexible and up to experience amazing Madagascar? If so then this is a great project for you!

  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks and hold a medical record.
    • Must have an interest in field work, the environment and conservation.
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humor, mature, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Not Any allergies towards animals
    • Make sure to contact your local health organization to inquire about the needed/recommended vaccinations and medicine.
  • Volunteer Benefits
    • Gain experience and learn new skills in field work. 
    • Experience working in one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas
    • Be part of protecting Madagascar’s last forests!
    • Great opportunity to challenge yourself and come out of your comfort zone.
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Madagascar,  Africa
    • Area Famous For
      Rainforest, Lemur, Highlands, beaches
    • When to visit
      Projects Run all year round
    • Wildlife viewing
      Great for bird watching as many birds live or pass through Madagascar. The seas are also very rich with turtles and dolphins but of coruse Madasgar is mainly famous for the manaus species of Lemurs, Chameleons and Fossa's!
  • Itinerary & Details
    Day 1 - Arrive in Madagascar;
    You will arrive in Antananarico where you will either catch a connecting flight to Fort Dauphin or take a 4x4 to the Fort Dauphin which allows you to have a better view of the area. Be sure that your international flight arrival gives you sufficient time to catch the connecting flight otherwise you will need to spend the night in Antananarivo. After your arrival you will be have an orientation.
    For 2 - 8 weeks Volunteer in the field
    For a minimum of two weeks you will be volunteering in Madagascar helping to monitor some of the rarest forest species including lemurs which will then be used to make well informed decisions on how to develop and protect the natural habitats. 
    Your last day
    - You will fly back home or take the opportunity to travel through Madagascar. Our staff will gladly help you to book any tours to see more of this great country.
  • Accommodation

    During the week days you will camp out in a tent next to your project. All necessary living equipment including fresh drinking water and washing water will be provided for. However, you will not have access to running water, no hot showers, little solar power and you will have to use long-drop toilets! On weekends, you will be staying at the volunteer house with dorm style sleeping arrangements in Fort Dauphin and will have access to all the amenities including a communal kitchen and lounge area, electricity and showers.

    Things to bring from home

    • Hiking Shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Anti Mosquito repellent + after bite
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap to protect yourself from the sun
    • Suncream
    • Complete Kitlist will be provided after applying or on request

    Meals

    Meals are provided 3 times a day. If you have special diet requirements please let us know.

    Location

    This project is located in beautiful Madagascar that is still in its developmental stage as such do not expect too much luxury. All amenities including limited internet access will be provided at a walking distance from your accommodation on weekends. Experience the island life and take in the magnificent beaches and coastline, tropical rainforests, abundant wildlife, amazing architecture and enjoy the simplicity of life.

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