Charity: SEED Madagascar
SEED Madagascar is an award-winning British registered charity, who envisages communities and ecosystems thriving across Madagascar. Our central mission is to enhance the capacity of individuals, communities, organisations and government in fulfilling sustainable environment, education and development goals in southeast Madagascar. We have specialist projects in five areas: Community Health, Education Infrastructure, Sustainable Livelihoods, WASH and Environmental Conservation. We apply a unique, holistic approach to our projects, enabling our departments to coordinate and provide greater impact overall. We work with communities to address their health and education needs, promote diverse livelihood strategies, and facilitate sustainable natural resource management. Rather than our programmes being dreamed up in an office far from where they're implemented, all of our projects are primarily designed by Malagasy staff in Madagascar. The programmes that result lead to lasting change, alleviating poverty and supporting environmental conservation for some of the world's most vulnerable people in threatened and irreplaceable environments, contributing to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Madagascar’s ecosystems are some of the world’s most unique and biodiverse, yet they are under severe threat; 90% of original littoral forests have been lost due to human activities, and lemurs are the world’s most endangered group of primates. For over 15 years our SEED Conservation Research Programme (SCRP) has been running in the beautiful coastal area of St Luce, conducting vital conservation work with these endangered species. As part of SCRP we run a short-term volunteering programme, where volunteers from around the world join us for 2-10 weeks to participate in our cutting-edge projects, performing hands-on conservation work with species unique to Madagascar including lemurs, bats and amphibians. Find out more about volunteering here: https://madagascar.co.uk/volunteer/conservation-research-programme.