Take part in fascinating field work that ventures into the famous forests of Madagascar. Trekking for Lemurs and taking part in very important scientific research is an unforgettable experience.
This initiative aims to conserve not just the variety of lemur species, but also the other inhabitants of a very rapidly disappearing forest. You will be involved in collecting data that makes a real difference to the conservation of the unique biodiversity in the area.
You will spend the weekdays camping in the reserve and completing fieldwork, and will have the opportunity to return to our volunteer accommodation on weekends and take part in an exciting excursion.
What to Expect?
This initiative is based in Fort Dauphin, in the South East of Madagascar. The peninsular on which Fort Dauphin is set is flanked either side by sweeping sandy beaches with good surfing. There are high mountains to the North with Pique St Louis overlooking the town. Most amenities are accessible and there is generally good internet access. There are a few quaint local restaurants to choose from, including a beach bar and a thriving market.
You will spend your days in the unique Madagascan forest, tracking groups, mapping territories and recording behavioral observations of various diurnal and nocturnal lemur species.
You will also assist with vital research in a country where biodiversity is rapidly on the decline. We gather information on species identification and population densities of invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians and mammals throughout our field work, the information ultimately to allow informed decisions to be made regarding the management of the natural habitat.
- Program ID: # 2500
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 Months
- location: Fort DauphinMadagascar25° 2' 26.1888" S, 46° 56' 46.914" EMG
- Fitness level: Very Fit
- Closest Airport: Fort Dauphin Airport (FTU)
- Costs From: $1000 to $1500$1500 to $3000Over $3000
- Program Type: Environmental & Wildlife Programs
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