Madagascar is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The country has more than 2.000 species of plants and several
species of trees. Furthermore, there are more than 200 endemic species of birds and 105 species of lemurs. There are also many species of non-venomous reptiles and amphibians.
The goal of my voluntary service is to protect the environment in Madagascar, I am committed to the protection of one of the most unique ecosystems in the world and take part in animal research and monitoring projects. In particular, in the National Park of Andasibe, born thanks to the commitment and initiative of the local community and the presence of volunteers is very important.
More specifically, my works will be:
-Protect and rebuild the rainforest from the damage done years earlier.
-Plant the endemic trees once found in the area.
-Protect the smaller plants nearest the paths and rebuilt them -the paths-.
-Collect all types of rubbish around: The park, school and everywhere in the village. Around the town hall or any place we find rubbish
-Compile an accurate list of all bird species, including migratory species, which are found in the Andasibe rainforest.
-Collect information on distribution, ‘abundance’ and seasonal
movement patterns of a variety of bird species.
-Compile an accurate list of all lemur species, which are
found in the forest at the Andasibe Park throughout the year.
-Collect information on of a variety of lemur species.
-Present this information in a database that can be further utilised
in reserve management and long-term ecological studies.