Madagascar- Reforestation Volunteers (immediate need, half price!!)
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO COME JOIN CURRENT COHORT ASAP (FINAL DEPARTURE OCT 22-26) FOR HALF PRICE ($430)
Volunteer Reforestation Assistant: Conservation of Critically Endangered Lemurs in Kianjavato, Madagascar by creating new habitat through reforestation
Affiliated with the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Conservation Genetics Department
About us: The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership is a Malagasy NGO founded and piloted by Dr. Edward Louis Jr., Director of the Conservation Genetics Department at OHDZA in Omaha, Nebraska. Together they work to protect and restore Madagascar's remaining forests and diverse wildlife (https://madagascarpartnership.org/)
Project Overview: Volunteers will spend their time participating in the community-based reforestation effort.
Reforestation Project: This grassroots reforestation effort reconnects and expands natural habitats over the mountainous terrain around Kianjavato while sustainably benefiting the 14,000 area residents. Through this project we have planted over 1.8 million trees in Madagascar. The overall goal of this project is to restore habitats for wildlife and alternative resources for the local community.
Qualifications/Experience: We want volunteers who are going to be 100% dedicated to the projects and go above and beyond to contribute to the NGO. We prefer volunteers with at least a BA or BS in the biological or environmental sciences, and tropical restoration or forest management experience is a plus. Some independent research experience will be an advantage, as will work or travel experience in tropical countries. A willingness to work in isolated conditions, the ability to solve problems independently, and dedication to a positive and respectful working environment is vital.
Dates of the July cohort (looking for someone to join the project ASAP):
Arrival: July 31-Aug 2
Departure: Oct 22-26
Cost for July cohort only ($430 fees)
- 210 USD non-refundable deposit (to secure your placement with the program)
- 220 USD accommodation fees (includes airport assistance, travel costs to/from field station, tent site rental, and food)
- between 55 USD/50 Euro 90 day tourist Visa (payable at the airport upon your arrival)
How to Apply: Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for two professional references to Dr. Ed Louis (genetics (at) omahazoo (dot) com).
~~~Please inquire about 2019 dates if desired~~~