Hello, friends! I am fundraising because I was recently accepted into a volunteer program by the group Frontier, which I am very excited about. I need your help in order to travel to volunteer in Madgascar for three months and be apart of the efforts to conserve the marine life. I've always been very passionate about the underwater world. It is very important for me to have the opportunity to help preserve the island's amazing environment.
Madagascar has been isolated for over 165 million years, that created a globally important biodiversity treasure with over 80% of species endemic to this island paradise. Frontier Madagascar’s conservation project is located on the island of Nosy Be in the northwest Mozambique Channel. Characterised by shallow continental shelf waters, the mangrove and coral reef ecosystems are home to a diverse array of associated fauna and flora and home to many charismatic and unique marine mega- and micro-fauna.
Population growth and removal of foreign aid has lead to the coastal zones being under chronic stress from socioeconomic anthropogenic pressures. Increased deforestation causes sedimentation to the reefs and removal of mangroves for wood and building materials has removed many precious nursery areas for coral reef fauna.
I would appreciate any help!