Meet our Newest Volunteers!
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Welcome our new volunteers to the field! The October cohort is a big one full of amazing people who are ready to experience where the wild things are

Welcome to Madagascar, Kenneth!
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Introducing our newest Volunteer, Kenneth! Hello, my name is Kenneth! Originally from the Houston, Texas, I am currently a student in the Europe-Africa program at the Paris Institute of Political Studies where I study Politics and Government. I believe that conservation and environmental issues are always community issues. By volunteering with MBP, I am hoping to learn directly in the region I study how public actors cooperate with local communities in order to achieve goals … Read More

Meet our Newest Volunteer!
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Introducing our newest Volunteer, Pascal Hi there! I am Pascal, 24 years old and from Germany! If you are reading this, then I probably just finished my bachelor in sports science. In late 2018 I am likely to start studying environmental sciences with a specialization in forest management back in Germany. I am passionate for exercising and teaching all kinds of sports, for philosophy, reading, (playing) music and being outside in nature. I am looking forward … Read More

Superstar Volunteer
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Everyone Meet Edyta! Everyone meet new volunteer, Edyta! Originally from Poland, Edyta has traveled ALL the WAY from Sweden to help us out! We are very fortunate to have her help us out, especially in a time like now, when we are short on volunteers. Edyta is very interested in biodiversity and can’t wait to learn about our large-scale reforestation project in Kianjavato. Her motivation and determination are exactly what the MBP needs and we are thrilled … Read More

Call Me Ishmael
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Hello. My name is Joshua. You can call me Josh. Or not. This is an electronic message that will be put on a website, or not, who’s to know. I will type and send this to another who may or may not post this. Like Schroedinger’s Cat, I just don’t know, but I digress. I am from Calmar, Iowa, United States of America. If you’re from Calmar, although it is spelled c-a-l-m-a-r, we pronounce it … Read More
Introducing new volunteer, Maria!
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  Jan 12, 2018        Introduction Blog written by Maria

Welcome Margaret!
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  Jan 11, 2018             Introduction Blog written by Margaret Introducing our newest Volunteer, Margaret! “Manaona daholo (Hello everyone),  My name is Margaret and I am a post-undergraduate from EKU in Anthropology. I live on a farm in eastern Kentucky and my first time venturing out of the home nest was to Costa Rica in 2013, working with the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy Group. While there I was studying primate ecology and behavior (primarily … Read More
Meet Kristina!
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  Dec 10, 2018            Introduction Blog written by Kristina Introducing our newest Volunteer, Kristina! Hello, my name is Kristina. I just graduated with an Environmental Science degree from Stockton University in New Jersey. Since I was a young girl, I’ve been working with horses. I’ve always been fascinated by interpreting animal behavior and I want to gain more knowledge on endangered species so that I can make an impactful contribution to animal … Read More
Welcoming New Volunteer, Josh!
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  Dec 10, 2018             Introduction Blog written by Josh Introducing our newest Volunteer, Josh! Hello. My name is Josh. I am from Calmar, IA, which is ten miles south of Decorah. And if that doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry, these locations are in the very northeast corner of the state in the Driftless zone. I come from a large family of ten: mom, dad, me, and seven brothers. Yes, you … Read More
Welcome to Madagascar, Ian!
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   Jan 9, 2017             Introduction Blog written by Ian Introducing our newest Volunteer, Ian! Hello!  My name is Ian and I'm from Prince Edward Island, Canada.  PEI is a small province on the east coast of Canada with only about 150,000 residents.  Perhaps the only similarity between PEI and Madagascar is that they are both islands.  We have long, cold winters with relatively short but beautiful summers.  A large part of PEI culture involves … Read More
Everyone meet Hope!
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  Jan 8, 2018             Introduction Blog written by Hope Introducing our newest Volunteer, Hope! Hi I’m Hope. I’m from Cheshire, United Kingdom. I’ve been passionate about animals from a young age. My passion for animals and conservation led me to study an Environmental Science BSC from Oxford Brookes University and then an MSC in Zoo Conservation Biology at Plymouth University. For my Masters I carried out a research project at Dao Tien, … Read More
Call for Volunteers!
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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 … Read More

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