MANGROVE FOREST CONSERV.
Open all year, see starting dates in requirement, participation fee 210€ per week (minimum stay is 2 weeks). Introduction Week compulsory to start the programme, 210 €.
- Code : G/MG/MFC2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Quick Overview Get on to this exciting program and get involved in conservation of endemic species of flora and fauna! This amazing island offers you wonderful and unique experience in conserving this island’s precious ecosystem. Take part in various conservations activities which we have put in place wherein the participants can use their own initiative, research, time effort in expressing their concern for the environment, natural, man made, cultural. — Program Description On this exciting program participants will be involved in important work to maintain and preserve Mahajanga’s wildlife heritage, by working on mangrove forest conservation. As a conservation participant, you will be working to reverse these negative impacts, and help restore ecosystems back to their former glory. Not only taking care of these Madagascar’s fauna flagship species day after day, but also cleaning cages where they are safely kept until the time they will be brought back to the wild. Madagascar fish-eagles and Nile crocodiles are also rehabilitated there with others Malagasy turtle species. Conservation program also deals with fauna species through daily tasks at the bedside. Creating areas dedicated to medicinal and aromatic. Aims &Objectives To support the conservation of wildlife conservation in Madagascar. Schedule Throughout your week, you main tasks would be, replanting the mangrove forest devolving the showcase of sustainable mangrove practices Providing environmental educational outreach to local schools and community groups, mainly focusing on the children All activities are supported by the local staff who are on hand to assist you with the training you may need. Daily activities will be planned by our coordinator on-site as per requirements and needs.
Standard Accommodation You will be accommodated in rooms that can allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and you will be sharing the bathroom with your roommates. In our center, there is a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available. Food arrangements You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Malagasy food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants. Facilities ATM – There are many ATM’s located in and around the town and easily accessible. Hospitals – Pharmacy and Hospitals are easily accessible. Supermarket – There are many supermarkets where you can find anything. They are located around our center and quite easily accessible.
Location Mahajanga is located in the region of Atsimo-Andrefana and is also the regional capital of this region. Atsimo-Andrefana capital Toliara (Toliara) is approximately 891 km away from Mahajanga. The distance from Mahajanga to Madagascar?s capital Antananarivo (Antananarivo) is approximately 377 km. Mahajanga is a town and major port in Madagascar island’s northwest coast, at the mouth of the Betsiboka River, whose estuary extends into Bombetoka Bay. The town was the capital of the 18th-century kingdom of Boina. The French occupied Mahajanga in 1895 at the beginning of their conquest of Madagascar. The town’s old sector is confined mainly to the harbour quarter and has some 19th-century Arabian houses. The town’s modern buildings include a Roman Catholic cathedral, a Protestant meeting place, and a mosque. Immigrants from Comoros were almost as numerous in the town as the Malagasy until 1976–77, when most of the former were repatriated to Comoros following riots in Mahajanga. The Comorien population has increased again, and the town also has a substantial Indian merchant population. Fishing, cattle raising, and hardwood lumbering are important in the surrounding area, and coffee, rice, sugarcane, cashew nuts, cassava, cotton, and raffia palms are cultivated.
Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 210€ per week (Minimum duration: 2 weeks). Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 210€ to start the programme. ARRIVAL CALENDAR for 2017 : 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at Nosy Be Airport on Sundays.