To take part in this project, I have to raise £3,500.
I am lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to join Operation Wallacea in a biological research project in Madagascar. My contribution to the project will be as a Research Assistant working alongside many scientists, specialised in the areas of conservation and biodiversity. Initially I will be involved in an interactive Madagascan wildlife and culture course which will aquaint me with five different research surveys being carried out in the main camp at Mariarano. Then I will have the choice to focus on one specific survey, allowing me to concentrate directly on my particular interest, which is the conservation of lemurs on the island.
The surveys that are being completed by Operation Wallacea in Madagascar are based around completing research on the dry forests and associated wetlands of Mahamavo in the north and the reefs around Nosy Be Island. This research contributes to a large number of publications in peer-reviewed journals each year and has led to the discovery of many new species. Operation Wallacea has already raised $2 million in order to manage conservation at each of their study sites around the world, thus helping local communities change their way of income from deforestation to a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
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