To improve cooperation and ties between the lobster fishing communities of southeast Madagascar, Project Oratsimba has facilitated a series of community cross-visits. In this week's blog, Jess takes a look at how they went, and what the participants thought.
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On World Lemur Day, we take a look at what the recent updates to the IUCN Red List mean for SEED's conservation work with the lemurs of Sainte Luce, Madagascar.
This week, Philémon takes us into the story of rice in Madagascar, how it came to be the main staple food, and why it is so important.
As we celebrate World Handwashing Day 2020, we take a look at the activities planned for the day, and reflect upon the progress being made to promote the active use of hand washing throughout Madagascar in the shadow of COVID-19.
For World Mental Health Day, we take a look at the difficulties faced by international staff, who often spend a year or more away from family and friends while in Madagascar. How do people maintain their wellbeing?
As some of the forest corridors in Project Ala are now a year old, Forestry Specialist Sam Ambler takes a look at the successes of the project, both for the environment and the local landowners.
As the new school year begins in Madagascar, we take a look at the difficulties of paying school fees and uniform costs which can often exceed your salary - even for just one child - and one solution we're employing at SEED Madagascar.
As SEED continues it's most ambitious WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project to date, Josh looks into the work the team has been doing to assess the scale of the task ahead, using a comprehensive series of surveys throughout the region.
SEED's Conservation Research Programme is designing a new research project to study smaller bat species in the Sainte Luce area of southeast Madagascar. Find out more about microbats and the interesting avenues for research in this week's blog.
Programme Officer Emma Irving looks at the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on conservation in Madagascar, what this means for SEED's Project Ala, and how we're adapting to find resilient solutions.