Our Volunteers

 

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Team simus-Day 1

 

Monitoring biodiversity and implementing reforestation is extremely vital in Madagascar. With activities like logging, mining, and slash-and-burn agriculture having already destroyed most of Madagascar’s original forests, natural habitats for many rare animals, especially lemurs, are severely limited.

 

The Need to Rebuild the Forests

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MBP Volunteers Help Rebuild Forests Around Kianjavato

  • Essential participants contributing to a reforestation program designed to reconnect fragmented forests over a mountainous terrain. This effort will ultimately provides animal habitat and benefits the local community through the establishment of sustainable food and lumber enterprises.
  • Hands on participation in establishing tree nurseries, plant seeds, care for seedlings, nursery maintenance, grafting, and transplant seedlings into the landscape.
  • Volunteers collect various scientific data such as seedling germination and growth rates per tree species, number of seedlings cultivated and planted, record GPS points for each plant site, measurement of growth and survival rates for transplanted trees.
  • Take part in community outreach activities and language development courses for local Malagasy participants.
  • Assist with the development of water collection methods and other sustainable resource practices.
  • The MBP covers operational expenses (including meals) and research equipment, and provides housing (camp site) at the Kianjavato Ahmanson Field Station.

 

This is Fredo, an MBP employee, standing among the trees he planted back in 2012!

 

 

The Need for Monitoring Lemurs

 

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MBP Volunteers Help Monitor Lemurs at Kianjavato

  • Key to the success of this endeavor are the MBP volunteers, who monitor these endangered and endemic lemurs daily in the forests of Kianjavato.
  • Our volunteers are responsible for recording diet, home range and social interaction observations.
  • Monitoring lemurs will aid in determining the populations’ genetic health and habitat management.
  • Diet evaluations will be assessed based on data collection.
  • Volunteers work closely with Malagasy field guides and other MBP personnel.They also participate in community outreach activities, including conservation education events and leading English workshops, where field guides can learn English.
  • The MBP covers operational expenses (including meals) and research equipment, and provides housing (camp site) at the Kianjavato Ahmanson Field Station.

 

 

Is the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership Program right for you?

To find out more, please email us and request a copy of the MBP Volunteer Handbook for Potential Candidates.

The handbook contains additional insights and considerations to help you with your decision-making process.

MBP’s Volunteer List

 

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Reforestation

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Varecia variegata

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Varecia variegata

Varecia variegata

Varecia variegata

Varecia variegata

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Varecia variegata

Varecia variegata

Varecia variegata

Varecia variegata

Varecia variegata

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Varecia variegata

Daubentonia madagascariensis

Daubentonia madagascariensis

Daubentonia madagascariensis

 

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Jarro

 

 

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