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Environmental Conservation

Our environmental projects work to protect threatened areas and species in the Anosy region of southeast Madagascar - before they are lost to us forever. Our team of passionate conservationists and short-term conservation volunteers conduct vital research to help protect a variety of endangered species. We also focus on involving local communities as these are the people who know the most about the local environment and conservation priorities. SEED Madagascar brings people together to discuss these important issues and then provides much-needed support to allow these areas and resources to flourish for generations to come.

Madagascar is home to 5% of the world’s plant and animal species, and a staggering 80% of them are not found anywhere else. Naturalists have recorded more than 19,000 different plant species in Madagascar, as well as more than 100 species of lemur.

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SEED Madagascar has been conducting conservation research and community-based conservation actions in the littoral forest fragments of the Anosy region for 20 years. Each of our projects is designed to fit into our long term conservation strategy, bringing greater stability and long term focus.

Current projects

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Sekoly Maintso

Sekoly Maintso aims to offset the carbon dioxide emissions of SEED’s school constructions and repairs while providing natural resources for communities by planting trees at school sites.

Project Sekoly Maintso
Close up of a brown lemur

The Ala Programme

Increasing and improving viable habitat for the Endangered species of lemur in the Sainte Luce littoral forest, through corridor reforestation and strengthened local and regional capacity.

The Ala Programme
A tiny chameleon observed at night

Conservation Research

Working to research and protect the environment, animals and plants of the unique biodiversity hotspot in Sainte Luce, southeast Madagascar.

Conservation Research
An palm tree in Sainte Luce


Aiming to further understand and protect the conservation status of six IUCN Red List palm species in Sainte Luce.

Endemic palm research & conservation
A critically endangered Phelsuma antanosy Madagascar gecko


Conducting research into the critically-endangered Phelsuma antanosy gecko to help conserve the species.

Project Phelsuma

Seeking further funding

A flying fox bat soars through the sky


Conducting research and education to enhance the long-term survival of Madagascar's flying fox bats.

Project Rufus

Completed projects

Palleon sp. nasus leaf chameleon on finger

Chameleon Research

Researching a potential new species of leaf chameleon recently discovered in southeast Madagascar.

Researching a potential new species
Cooked edible insects in a bowl


Through edible insect farming, Project Sakondry aims to increase access to sustainable and nutrient-rich protein sources, increasing food security and providing livelihoods.

Edible insect farming
Tiny mouse lemur microcebus antanosy


​Conducting scientific research and engaging the community to conserve a newly discovered candidate species of Microcebus mouse lemur.

Project Microcebus
Women planting trees in Madagascar


Led by the local community, this project supports sustainable livelihoods while conserving biodiversity and protecting the forest.

Project Miaro
A loggerhead turtle on the beach


Piloted community-led research on loggerhead turtles nesting in Sainte Luce through data collection and community sensitisation.

Project Fano