Mangrove Forest Conservation

Central-North Madagascar, Madagascar

$895.00

 

The Experience

Looking for an awesome conservation project? Then your search is over for we have our Mangrove Forest Conservation project done in Madagascar! Seize this opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds, work towards a worthwhile cause and enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of this marvelous country!

In this exciting program participants will be involved in important work to maintain and preserve Madagascar’s wildlife heritage through mangrove conservation. ESPACE ZENY is a cultural and ecotourism site just a 10 minutes’ drive from HELL-VILLE and 20 minutes’ walk thereafter. This site is bordered by a mangrove forest and consists of a center dedicated to train about professional organic farming. As a volunteer, you will first learn about the mangrove forest within the area, its richness, uses and threats. You will first work on designing an environmental teaching manual for children. After this you can begin our community environmental education outreach program, helping to highlight the importance of the mangroves and its sustainability to the local communities and schools. You will work on mangrove forest seedbeds. Young plants will firstly be used to reforest a showcase site and living classroom for local children. The minimum duration offered is 1 week and the maximum duration is 4, however, we can extend your stay if you so desire. Come be a part of a worthwhile cause and have an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and lifestyle and have an adventure of a lifetime!

 

This Is Why

  • Assist the project to regenerate a mangrove forest through environmental education and replanting of mangroves and to deal with its sustainable management through ecotourism and bee farming!
  • Expand and gain new skills!
  • Work alongside an amazing group of staff and other volunteers from around the world!
  • Experience a new culture, tradition and way of life!

 
 
Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    Year round however, you should keep in mind that the project requires applicants to arrive on a Sunday between 06:00 - 23:00! If applicants arrive on any other day, they will have to arrange their own transfers.
  • Package Price

    01 Weeks: $895.00 US$
    02 Weeks: $1195.00 US$
    03 Weeks: $1495.00 US$
  • 04 Weeks: $1795.00 US$
  • Volunteer duration
    1 - 4 weeks (The project accepts long term volunteers and longer durations are available on request)
  • Average Work hours
    The work hours are usually 5-8 hours per day, 5 days a week. Do keep in mind that it varies depending on the work load.
  • Number of Volunteers
    4-6
  • Volunteer accommodation
    Available
  • Housing Type
    Dorm Style arrangement based in the project base, there is a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. A balcony and large roof terrace are also available for you to spend some quality time. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.
    Internet Access
  • No Internet access available.
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Individuals who have a passion for environment and is interested in conservation. Being hardworking, motivated, mature and initiative are some qualities you must possess. You must have a good knowledge of English and good communicating skills, must also have a good attitude and outlook to learn and experience new and novel things. 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 is essential.

Fast Facts: Madagascar

Where? Dambulla, Madagascar

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

Population density? 40.5/km2
83/sq mile

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

When to visit: All year round (except mid-December to mid-January)

    • What's Included
      • Placement
        Mangrove Forest Conservation
      • Accommodation
        Dorm Style arrangement based in the project base, there is a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. A balcony and large roof terrace are also available for you to spend some quality time. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.
      • Meals
        Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the week and two meals (breakfast, dinner) during weekends. The meals are 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.
      • Airport Pick + Drop off

        You need to fly into Fascene Airport (NOS), Nosy Be. After passing through customs and outside, our representative will be waiting for you at the arrival gate. Our transfer coordinator meets you at the meeting point at the airport upon your arrival and arranges your transfer to our accommodation in Ambondrona, Nosy Be. Our representative will be standing in the arrivals area with the name of the project or your name on a board. Please note, as soon as your flights are booked you must notify us with your flight details, so we can arrange for you to be picked up (flight number and airline are very important in case your flight is delayed, our staff then knows what time you will be arriving). Please be aware that Saturday morning 11:00 is check out time. Due to the many different personal plans and return flight times people have, we have found it logistically simpler to send participants to the nearest bus station or hire a taxi at your own cost and allow you to make your way; whether it is to do more travelling, continue on to nearby places, or return to the airport.
      • Ongoing service

        If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
      • Tours

        Through our organization you have the possibility to book tours in Madagascar after you have finished your volunteer project.
      • 24/7 Emergency contact
        If there are any problems during your stay in Madagascar you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

      What's not included: International flights, Insurance and any other activities outside of the project.

      Package Price: 
      01 Weeks: $895.00 US$
      02 Weeks: $1195.00 US$
      03 Weeks: $1495.00 US$

    • RESPONSIBILITIES

      Volunteers at the project are the core and backbone of the organization. With that said, you as the volunteer will have the privilege of assisting the project to regenerate a mangrove forest through environmental education and replanting of mangroves and to deal with its sustainable management through ecotourism and bee farming. After meeting with the team and getting a brief introduction on history and taboos, your main tasks throughout the week will be:

      • Working on the mangrove regeneration program and Setting up seedbed.
      • Drawing sketch about mangrove forest conservation.
      • Leading mangrove-oriented environmental education for surrounding children.
      • Working on mangrove sustainable exploitation program.
  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks.
    • Must have an interest the environment, field work, wildlife and conservation.
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humor, mature, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • Must be motivated and be initiative.
    • Age: 18+
    • Must be a holder of a medical record.
    • Good communication skills
    • Required to have a medical certificate.
    • Must be able to work with other persons in your profession.
    • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics of the project and the community.
    • Although not required, speaking French would be an advantage.
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Madagascar, Africa
    • Area Famous For
      Wildlife watching, beaches, beautiful bays, interesting architecture, beautiful coast line, Andohahela National Park, friendly people
    • When to visit
      All year round (except mid-December to mid-January)
  • Itinerary & Details
    Day 1 - Arrive in Madagascar;
    You need to fly into Fascene Airport (NOS), Nosy Be. After passing through customs and outside, our representative will be waiting for you at the arrival gate. Our transfer coordinator meets you at the meeting point at the airport upon your arrival and arranges your transfer to our accommodation in Ambondrona, Nosy Be. Our representative will be standing in the arrivals area with the name of the project or your name on a board. 
    For 1 - 4 Weeks – Work as a volunteer at our Mangrove Conservation project based in Madagascar!
    For a minimum of 1 week to a maximum stay of 4 weeks you will be volunteering in Madagascar by contributing to regenerate a mangrove forest through environmental education and replanting of mangroves and to deal with its sustainable management through ecotourism and bee farming. 
    Your last day
    - You will be dropped off at a specific location where you can take a ride back to the airport to catch you plane back home or take the opportunity to travel through Madagascar. Our staff will gladly work with the project to help you book any tours to see more of this great country.
  • Accommodation

    Dorm Style arrangement based in the project base, there is a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. A balcony and large roof terrace are also available for you to spend some quality time. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

    Things to bring from home

    • Hiking Shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Anti Mosquito repellent + after bite
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap to protect yourself from the sun
    • Suncream

    Meals

    Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the week and two meals (breakfast, dinner) during weekends. The meals are 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.

    Location

    This project is located in the rural areas of Madagascar. Wifi is unavailable for use so we recommend getting a SIM card for your mobile phone so that you have a way of making contacting with other volunteers, coordinators and your family. There are lots to do on days off such as hike, swimming, visiting the beaches and so much more!

Testimonials Coming Soon!

 

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