A year since rising COVID-19 cases necessitated significant changes to how our SEED Conservation Research Programme operates, Emma takes a look at the impacts.
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Over 48 days, data collectors in Sainte Luce and Elodrato have recorded 233 individual elasmobranchs landed - 140 sharks and 93 rays! This work funded by the Darwin Initiative is an important part of understanding the importance of the shark and ray fishery to local communities. But what does this have to do with SEED's crops and Sakondry work? Find out in this blog post.
This week, Rebecca takes a look at solar energy, renewables, and how moving to solar power could make a huge difference to SEED's impact, efficiency and carbon footprint!
With a little help from drones, SEED are gaining a fresh and novel perspective on the status of mahampy wetlands around Sainte Luce. In this blog we discuss how using a bird's-eye view can support monitoring of landscape-scale changes in the region.
With Project Mahampy activities on hold due to the pandemic, SEED have been working with the Weavers’ Cooperative on a new menstrual hygiene project. With today being International Women’s Day, we could think of no better time to take a look back at the women’s achievements over the past three months!
In 2021, SEED began a tasty new project, trialling farming "bacon-flavoured" bugs to mitigate food insecurity, help vulnerable people, and protect limited natural resources.
SEED Madagascar is one of the first charities to accept Bitcoin, and several other cryptocurrencies, as a donation method. But what is cryptocurrency, and how can it help in Madagascar?
After a tumultuous year for Project Mahampy and the wider world, we reflect on what was achieved in spite of the pandemic in 2020, and what the new normal means for the project.
You might be aware of the recent fire in the Ambinanikely commune and the work that SEED has done to help the community in it's recovery process. In this week's blog we reflect on the response to this disaster, why community empowerment is so important for recovery and how our organisational code of conduct plays an essential role even in times of emergency.
What could freshwater fish possibly have to do with weaving? Emma takes a look at the connections between sustainable livelihoods and the environments which support them.