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Price From: 345 CAD
Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Light Impact
Program duration: 1 week
Travel and volunteer in Madagascar, an exciting island jam-packed with rarely-seen wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and an enormous variety of ecosystems. Watch for the native wildlife that is only seen on this stunning island.
As you navigate lif on this large island, you’ll learn about various species of wildlife, including Lemurs with 103 recognized species. 94 species of lemurs are classified as a threatened species, due largely to the loss of over 90% of its forest cover.
Over the course of your volunteer program, you’ll study one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. You’ll enjoy interactions with the local community and participate in education days centred around the environment. This empowers the community to appreciate and take control of conserving their local resources. Some of the other activities you can look forward to include:
In addition to participating in activities, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore, enjoy some much-needed R&R, snorkel in the crystal-clear ocean, and so much more!
While on this volunteer program, you will assist with a variety of duties. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the program, so it is important to remain flexible to a changing schedule. Here is a sample of your daily itinerary:
6:00 am - Breakfast: bread, sandwiches, or cebada.
6:30 am - Bird Survey
8:30 am - Active search for reptiles, amphibians, or lemur survey
11:00 am - Butterfly Survey
12:30 pm - Lunch: Rice & Beans
1:30 pm - Active search for reptiles, amphibians, or lemur survey
4:00 pm - Revision or presentations
6:00 pm - Dinner: Rice & Beans or option to eat in the village
7:00 pm - Night Walk - active search for amphibians/reptiles.
|Official Language(s)||Malagasy, French|
|Population||22, 434,363 (2014 estimate)|
|Climate(s)||Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical, Desert, Semi-Arid, Subtropical Humid, Oceanic (Temperate/Warm)|
|Major Airport(s):||Ivato International Airport (TNR)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Agriculture, Tourism, Textile, Mining|