We are proud to work with various partner organisations, NGOs and government bodies to further our mission - to enhance the capacity of individuals, communities, organisations and government in fulfilling sustainable environment, education and development goals in southeast Madagascar.
|SEED Madagascar and Blue Ventures work together on projects which benefit several of our programmatic areas, including our lobster fisheries project, Oratsimba.|
Conservation & Environment
|SEED Madagascar and Oxford Brookes University have a long standing research collaboration associated with our SEED Conservation Research Programme.|
|The Natural History Museum, based in London, UK, provides support to SEED in our biodiversity and conservation research, including specimen identification.|
|The Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, based in Portugal, assists SEED with herpetological speciation.|
SEED Madagascar is proud to be a member of the Lemur Conservation Network. This global network is geared to support the initiatives of organisations fighting to save Madagascar's lemurs from extinction.
|NatureSpy are collaborating with SEED Madagascar by aiding Project Ala’s research to monitor the transition of three nocturnal lemur species through habitat corridors using camera traps. These camera traps help us understand the success of the corridors as a lemur conservation strategy by informing national and international research.|
|SEED Madagascar is a member of the Conservation Optimism network, helping to build closer relationships between fellow organisations working in conservation and development, share lessons learned, and encourage wider collaboration in the sector.|
Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
Oratsimba, our marine livelihoods project, includes a Darwin Initiative funded collaboration between SEED Madagascar and the Department of Geography at University College London. As part of this research into LMMA management, Dr Peter Jones visited Madagascar with research student Grace Thurlow to undertake a Marine Protected Area Analysis, a technique pioneered by Dr Jones.
|The MIHARI network was set up by Blue Ventures to bring together leaders from Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) across Madagascar. SEED Madagascar is a member of this network along with representatives from the three fishing communities in which Project Oratsimba works.|
|An independent women's embroidery cooperative based in Sainte Luce, Madagascar, Stitch Sainte Luce was originally established by SEED as a sustainable livelihoods project.|
|SEED Madagascar is collaborating with Deutsch-Madagassischer Schulverein e.V., (the German-Malagasy School Association) with the mutual aim to advance education in Madagascar.|
SEED works with a network of zoos and wildlife parks across the UK and internationally to help communicate the importance of conservation. We are supported by some brilliant organisations who work to raise awareness of SEED's projects and donate to our ongoing conservation work. SEED's research work is incorporated into the education initiatives of our zoo network partners, which continually builds on the link between education and conservation in this field.