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.

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