Earthwatch: Madagascar - Carnivores of Madagascar

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  • Location(s): Madagascar
  • Program Type(s): Volunteer, Research

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Help scientists monitor Madagascar’s mysterious predator, the fosa, and protect its fragile island habitat. Expect plenty of hiking in the Ankarafantsika & Kirindy Mitea national parks as you track this carnivore. Up before the sun, you’ll ... read more

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Help scientists monitor Madagascar’s mysterious predator, the fosa, and protect its fragile island habitat. Expect plenty of hiking in the Ankarafantsika & Kirindy Mitea national parks as you track this carnivore.

Up before the sun, you’ll experience the forests of Madagascar to reach the research areas, often hiking more than 20 kilometers a day. Throughout your expedition, you’ll rotate among a variety of tasks essential to the project’s success. You'll learn how to set fosa traps and use radio-tracking transmitters and receivers, be trained to check trap lines in the early morning and late afternoon, and may help measure trapped and sedated carnivores. You’ll have a chance to spot Madagascar’s many lemur species. Midday is often free for informal lectures or hikes through the fosa's forest home. Your evenings may be spent at local village festivities or sharing stories with members of the nearby women's cooperative. Learn more about Earthwatch Expedition: Carnivores of Madagascar.

Program Type(s):
Volunteer
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Custom
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
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