Rainforest Conservation Internships
You can take part in the Rainforest Conservation project around the forests bordering the Indian Ocean in Madagascar. This is a unique chance to live and work on the world’s fourth largest island, which split from India nearly 90 million years ago.
Madagascar has one of the highest percentages of endemic species on the planet, with over 90% of its animal species and 89% of its plant species found nowhere else in the world. Such uniqueness has led to claims that Madagascar should be considered the eighth continent and it is recognised, justifiably, as a global hotspot for biodiversity.
The island is home to nearly 103 species of lemur, the most endangered group of vertebrates on the planet, 283 species of bird, 346 species of reptile and 238 species of amphibian. The fauna of the island, however, is under threat from the 22 million people who live there and whose main activity is subsistence farming. It is estimated that 90% of Madagascar’s forest has already been lost, but regardless of this in the last decade scientists have discovered and identified over 600 species new to science. These include 41 species of mammal and 61 species of reptile.
As part of the conservation and environment internship in Madagascar, you will have a remarkable opportunity to help preserve one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet.
Arriving at Ivato Airport near the country’s capital, Antananarivo, you will travel from the central highlands towards the forests bordering the majestic Indian Ocean. Once there, you will become involved in on-going research projects and species monitoring whilst working to protect the ever diminishing jungle.
Additional Program Info
This Rainforest Conservation internship on BridgEd powered by Projects Abroad can be done for a duration of 4 weeks or 8 weeks, with the choice to extend on a per-week basis
4 weeks – INR 243,000
8 weeks – INR 341,000
Extra week – INR 22,000
The fees charged are used to cover the cost of your experience on our programs abroad. This fee covers:
- Travel to and from the airport
- Travel and health insurance
- Food and accommodation
- support and guidance as well as 24-hour emergency back-up from our local office in your destination
- all information before and during your time with us overseas
These fees do not include flights and visas where applicable.
- Prep Work 0
- Work Ex. 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes