Volunteer to survey nudibranchs, turtles and coral reefs, and create artificial reefs in Madagascar.

Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute

Who: Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute (MRCI)

Where: Nosy Komba (Black Lemur island), Madagascar (northwest coast)

Focus: Coral reef, turtle and nudibranch surveying, and artificial reef building:

  • Survey nudibranchs to determine the species density and biodiversity of nudibranchs in the area as well as associated substrates.
  • Monitor turtles through snorkel surveys and turtle nesting areas (in season). Protect female turtles laying eggs and hatchlings making their way to the sea.
  • Help create artificial reefs and support reef regeneration by coral propagation and litter removal.
  • Learn turtle, fish, invertebrate and coral identification and coral reef survey techniques.
  • Take part in beach cleans and educate the local community on environmental issues, conservation and the protection of biodiversity and marine resources.

When: All year round

Duration: 4-12 weeks

Suitability: Over 18s

Visit MRCI for more information.



Be inspired: Discover more ways to volunteer for the ocean.

Write a review: Share your thoughts below.

Disclaimer: Please read our terms and conditions.

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.