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Madagascar Biodiversity Paternship logThe Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership’s Kianjavato Volunteer Program looks for brave volunteers to travel into the steamy Kianjavato environment on a quest of learning more about the lemur species being monitored in the area.

The MBP Volunteer Experience

Length of volunteerism: All volunteer positions require a 6 month commitment.

Experience with volunteers: Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership has been hosting volunteers since 2010.

Contact Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership to learn more about the cost and housing for volunteers.

Volunteer Roles

The MBP Kianjavato Volunteer Program looks for brave volunteers to travel into the steamy Kianjavato environment on a quest of learning more about the lemur species being monitored in the area.
In 2010, the MBP started its Kianjavato Volunteer Program, finding four wonderful volunteers to aid in the monitoring of the two lemur species. Two of our volunteers take on the role of monitoring the black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata), while two others study the Greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus).
In 2011, with the help of two stellar volunteers who worked closely with local nursery managers to develop effective techniques and skills, we set the groundwork for our reforestation program. Since then, we’ve expanded our volunteer program to include volunteers for Varecia and Prolemur simus Monitoring, and the Reforestation Program. Partnering with the University of Calgary and the University of Antananarivo, the MBP volunteer program has expanded to include monitoring of the Greater Bamboo, the Black-and-white lemurs, and is currently evaluating the need for an Aye aye monitoring program. Volunteers are also now assisting with the commune-wide reforestation effort in Kianjavato.
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