Madagascar is one of the poorest yet most biodiverse countries on earth, with 83% of the island’s species being endemic. SEED Madagascar (SEED) is an award-winning British registered charity, which envisages communities and ecosystems thriving across Madagascar. Our central mission is to enhance the capacity of individuals, communities, organisations and government in fulfilling sustainable environment, education and development goals in southeast Madagascar.
Within our environmental conservation department is SEED’s Conservation Research Programme (SCRP), which has been operating for over 15 years from a permanent research camp in the beautiful coastal area of Sainte Luce. As the area has both high biodiversity and a heavily reliant local population, we work to combine scientific research with community conservation to build knowledge and capacity in the area. With a dedicated team of researchers, Malagasy field guides and spotters, and volunteers we have carried out extensive research into the extreme biodiversity of this area, and worked with the local community on conservation initiatives.
SEED welcomes short-term volunteers to join our conservation team for 2-10 weeks and participate in our projects, working with species only found in Madagascar. Projects include; long term monitoring of lemurs, reforestation projects, searching for endangered chameleons, and conservation classes at local schools.