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Saturday 23rd June 2018

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Madagascar is extraordinarily biodiverse, containing 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Even now, more species are being discovered, including three new chameleon species!

phys.org/news/2018-04-highly-threatened-chameleon-species-madagascar.html

Researchers discover three new, highly threatened chameleon species in Madagascar

Friday 22nd June 2018

Friday 22nd June 2018

Roll up, roll up - read all about it - Tatirano's new interim report is ready and available for all on our website at:

madagascar.co.uk/news?id=944

Rather than focus on the specifics of implementation and monitoring, the report concentrates on storytelling - discovering what people really think about the project in their own words.

We would like to say a massive thank you to the Travers Cox Charitable Foundation who make the project possible

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Thursday 21st June 2018

Thursday 21st June 2018

Just 15 minutes away from Seed’s main office lies Libanona beach, where our staff and volunteers get to enjoy beautiful sunsets after work hours! What do you do after work? #SEEDMadagascar #SEEDConservation

#Madagascar #environment #nature #planet #landscape #sunset #ocean #earth #natgeotravel #development #natgeo #travel #visitmadagascar #igersmadagascar #mymadagascar #everydaymadagascar #photooftheday #everydayafrica #volunteer #africa

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Wednesday 20th June 2018

“If you have any doubts about volunteering for SEED, just take the leap! Not only are you aiding the diverse environment of Madagascar, but it's an experience you can't get anywhere else. I will never forget my time with SEED!”

Alex recently spent 10 weeks volunteering with our Conservation Team and aside from supporting our projects; she loved being truly immersed in the Malagasy culture.

Apply online now at www.madagascar.co.uk/volunteer

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Vaginal fistula is a worldwide problem caused by trauma, obstructed or prolonged labour. Madagascar is one of the worst hit countries, with an estimate 4,000 women and girls affected every year.

Project Safidy is attempting to raise awareness of vaginal fistula with a national sexual and reproductive health rights curriculum. This will break the taboos surrounding this curable condition so we can prevent it and women and girls can get the help they need.

Monday 18th June 2018

Monday 18th June 2018

SEED are the End Water Poverty member in the spotlight for June!

Check out our article below describing what we're doing to ensure everyone, everywhere is getting access to the human right of safe water, safe sanitation and good hygiene.

End Water Poverty, a WaterAid UK partner, is a global campaign to end the water and sanitation crisis, working towards Global Goals for Sustainable Development - find out more on their website below!

endwaterpoverty.org/blog/seed-madagascar-member-spotlight

SEED Madagascar tackles clean water access in rural Madagascar through rainwater harvesting and well management. | End Water Poverty

Sunday 17th June 2018

Sunday 17th June 2018

Project Votsira has come to the end of their child health course. The team are now looking at the impact the training has had on child health knowledge and practises in Fort Dauphin, so we can make our community focus groups even more effective next year!

With this knowledge, we can make sure even more mothers and elders are equipped to prevent, spot and treat the three biggest killers of children in Madagascar.

Thank you to the James Tudor Foundation for helping us protect the lives of children in Fort Dauphin.

To find out more about this project follow this link:
madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health/votsira

Saturday 16th June 2018

Saturday 16th June 2018

Did you know that green turtles play a vital role in the ocean ecosystem? Green turtles feed on the tips of seagrass, avoiding the roots. The seagrass beds grow healthier and faster as a result, providing a habitat for a multitude of fish and crustaceans!

Here’s a video of a green turtle caught and released by fishermen on Manafiafy beach, captured by our Sainte Luce conservation volunteers. Volunteer with our SCRP programme by following the link below!

madagascar.co.uk/volunteer/conservation-programme

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Friday 15th June 2018

Friday 15th June 2018

Last weekend Stitch had the privilege of setting up their stall at the inaugural Anosy Rural Livelihoods Fair.

Esterline, the Stitch president, had the opportunity to present Stitch to the people of Anosy in what was an opportunity to develop new markets and network with other associations in the region.

Thursday 14th June 2018

Thursday 14th June 2018

Missing Madagascar already...? Wish you could do it all over again? Well, you can!

Submit a review with Go Overseas and win $1000 towards your next trip, among other prizes.

Here is Josh, one of our recent conservation volunteers, getting involved with our sustainable fisheries project.

www.gooverseas.com/go-overseas-again-contest"

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Project Tatirano is flying! 60 systems have been installed across 7 communities reaching over 250 people directly. No longer do people have to travel long distances to get a glass of water and whats more, it won't make them ill or threaten the lives of their children!

We've got 4 more systems being installed in the coming days and already have 50 people signed onto a waiting list.

Thank you to the Travers Cox Charitable Foundation for their continued support of Tatirano!

To find out more about this project follow this link
madagascar.co.uk/projects/community-health/tatirano

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Paving the road to success!

Stitch have finished their road map, which is a visual business plan set to guide the Cooperative to independence. A fun day in the studio was had, building the final components of the map.

To find out more about this project follow this link:
madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/stitch-sainte-luc

Monday 11th June 2018

Monday 11th June 2018

SEED’s environment and conservation team celebrated World Environment Day in Sainte Luce at the weekend!

To help #BeatPlasticPollution, we did a beach clean-up with the children from Club A to collect plastic rubbish, as well as a parade, face painting, football match, tree planting and a film screening!

#WorldEnvironmentDay #WED2018 #CleanSeas #LeaveNoOneBehind #SDGs
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Sunday 10th June 2018

Sunday 10th June 2018

Global extinction rates are the highest they have been for 65million years due to habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation caused by humans. Species that are fragmented are more likely to go extinct and this is true for several endangered lemur species in Sainte Luce.

Project Ala aims to reconnect vital forest fragments and help reduce these lemur’s risk of extinction. For more information and to support this project, visit: madagascar.co.uk/projects/environment/ala

#WorldEnvironmentDay #WED2018 #BeatPlasticPollution

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Friday 8th June 2018

Friday 8th June 2018

While celebrating World Environment Day this week take a little time to think of the vital and often unrecognised role that bees have in all of our lives!

Did you know that bees pollinate around 1/3 of the worlds crops, filling up our supermarkets and contributing to global food security? Here in Madagascar, Project Renitantely is working with six rural communities to teach modern beekeeping skills and develop beekeeping as a sustainable source of income!

Take a look at our work madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods/renitantely

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Thursday 7th June 2018

Thursday 7th June 2018

Did you know that almost 82% of wetlands in Madagascar are in a profound state of decline? This severe reduction has significant impacts for women in Sainte Luce, who depend on harvesting Mahampy – a swamp based reed - as a key source of income. SEED is currently working with communities to reduce threats and pressures on these natural resources. Find out more about SEED’s sustainable livelihood projects here:

madagascar.co.uk/projects/sustainable-livelihoods

#WorldEnvironmentDay #BeatPlasticPollution #LeaveNoOneBehind #SDGs

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Wednesday 6th June 2018

Wednesday 6th June 2018

SEED's Project Oratsimba works in the community of Sainte Luce with an artisanal lobster fishery supporting around 100 households.

Along with harmful and unsustainable fishing practices, plastic pollution is a major threats to fisheries worldwide. Research suggests that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. If this issue goes unaddressed then fish stocks that are recovering and becoming more sustainable could become unhealthy and unfit for consumption.

Support World Environment Day in the fight against plastic waste poisoning our oceans. #WorldEnvironmentDay #WED2018 #BeatPlasticPollution #LeaveNoOneBehind #SDGs
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Tuesday 5th June 2018

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Happy World Environment Day from SEED Madagascar!

Globally, 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean every year and plastic debris ends up killing 100,000 marine animals annually. Since global plastic production is predicted to double in the next 10-15 years, this problem is only going to get worse, unless we all work to #BeatPlasticPollution and cut down our plastic consumption!

#WorldEnvironmentDay #WED2018 #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeas #LeaveNoOneBehind #SDGs

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Monday 4th June 2018

Monday 4th June 2018

Over one thousand sea turtles die each year after getting entangled in man made materials such as discarded fishing gear and plastic packaging.

All seven species of sea turtle are facing risk of extinction in the wild, so when an adult Leatherback Turtle became tangled in a fisherman’s nets and taken back to shore the SEED Conservation team headed to Manafiafy beach to coordinate its release.

Let’s reduce our plastic consumption and #BeatPlasticPollution to save the lives of more marine animals such as this one!

#WorldEnvironmentDay #WED2018 #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeas #LeaveNoOneBehind #SDGs

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Sunday 3rd June 2018

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Did you know…10% of all waste generated by humans is plastic and it takes 100 years for it to degrade in the environment. It is estimated that the world’s oceans contain up to 51 trillion pieces of microplastic, which get consumed by fish and eventually humans. Lets #BeatPlasticPollution, by reducing our consumption of single-use plastics, and keep fisheries like this one in Manafiafy healthy and sustainable.

#WorldEnvironmentDay #WED2018 #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeas #LeaveNoOneBehind #SDGs

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