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Conservation Volunteering Programme


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Our conservation programme is based in the beautiful coastal region of Sainte Luce, surrounded by extremely rare and threatened fragments of littoral (coastal) forest. You will combine hands-on conservation fieldwork on endangered species including lemurs, reptiles and amphibians, with community initiatives and environmental education.

The southern littoral forest in Sainte Luce is one of only three significant areas of this forest type remaining in Madagascar, having been reduced by over 90%. As the forest has both high biodiversity and a heavily reliant local population, we work to combine scientific research with community conservation to build knowledge and capacity in the area.

Currently, our research focuses on biodiversity, collecting data about species present, their distribution, density, behaviour and habitats. The data is used to better manage the forests, support the local community and protect the species concerned. Volunteers also run regular environmental education classes for local children.

Anybody aged 18 or over may apply to join the programme. Apply online for a place on the SEED Madagascar Conservation Programme (it takes about 20-30 minutes).

SEED Madagascar

Project title
Conservation Volunteering Programme

Project location
Sainte Luce, Madagascar

Sarah King

Year round - in four schemes


Who can volunteer?
Adults of both sexes 18+

2 week minimum and 10 weeks maximum

In order to participate in our programmes we ask volunteers to fundraise a minimum donation for SEED Madagascar with the hands-on help of the UK team. This raises awareness about current issues in Madagascar. 2 weeks - £795; 4 weeks - £1,395; 6 weeks - £1,795; 8 weeks - £2,195; 10 weeks - £2,495. Your donation will cover all travel costs during your projects, full training, all meals and use of campsite facilities, orientation and language classes in Madagascar, and a dedicated team to guide you. The money you raise constitutes a charitable donation to SEED Madagascar, of which 92% is invested back in our projects in Madagascar. In addition to this you will be responsible for covering the cost of your flights, travel insurance, vaccinations and visa (approx. £1100-£1500 GBP).


How to apply
Apply online for a place on the SEED Madagascar Conservation Programme (it takes about 20-30 minutes).

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