Volunteer in Madagascar!
Conservation of Critically Endangered Lemurs
Investigators at the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (OHDZA) seek qualified and0 highly motivated volunteer research assistants to contribute to an on-going conservation program in southeastern Madagascar. Nine lemur species, several of which are critically endangered, are present in the remaining yet unprotected forest fragments, as is a rich variety of other endemics (birds, chameleons, tenrecs, etc.). The monitoring effort is led by OHDZA and its partner, the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP; a Malagasy non-governmental organization). Through this project, volunteers will participate in two important conservation efforts: habitat restoration and lemur monitoring. During a 12-week tenure, volunteer cohorts will split their time in half, Spending 5 weeks with one of two lemur monitoring programs and 5 weeks with the community-based reforestation effort. There would be a week where volunteers would need to train with the other team, and about a week in the capital city upon arrival or before departure.