Marine Conservation Volunteering Project in Madagascar

Imogen Thompson Start Date: Dec 7, 2017 - End Date: Sep 6, 2018
  • Madagascar

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by: Imogen Thompson Start Date: Dec 7, 2017 - End Date: Sep 6, 2018
Our Oceans are vital for the sustainability of the planet. It is our largest ecosystem, covering 70% of the Earth's surface. The ocean provides over half of the Oxygen that people breath and even absorbs Carbon Dioxide reducing the rate of Climate Change- without the Ocean, Human Beings simply cannot survive on this Planet.

I am a third year Marketing student at the University of Greenwich. I have always had a passion for the Ocean. Growing up by the Ocean in South Devon I have witnessed first hand the effect that human activity is having on this precious ecosystem; from the decreasing level of inhabitants to the exponential increase in the levels of litter found both on our coastlines and in our Seas.

Although I have always participated in various beach cleans and marine conservation organisations, I feel that now I am about to graduate from University, it is now the time to really make a difference for our Oceans.

I am raising money for a volunteer project in Madagascar, partnering with Frontier Charity, whose mission statement is “To conserve the world’s most endangered wildlife and threatened habitats and to build sustainable livelihoods for marginalised and under-resourced communities in the world’s poorest countries." During the six weeks of my volunteering project, I will be undergoing locating, mapping and study the coral reefs, assessment of both the algal and coral cover within the Madagascan reefs and record observations of the feeding habits and behaviour patterns of a range of marine life. Ultimately, the aim of this project will be supply vital information on the Madagascan coastline to enable the sustainable management of natural resources in the region and the protection of the marine wildlife.

I will be recording this special journey for everyone to follow via my Instagram page, so please follow and stay tuned for more information on this exciting and worthwhile project at:

Thank you for taking the time to read, I would be so grateful for any contribution you are able to make towards with worthwhile course. I look forward to sharing this journey with you all in September 2018.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” (Lao Tzu)
  • Madagascar