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Education News from the Field

  • Madagasikara Voakajy joins IUCN

    In February 2016, Madagasikara Voakajy officially joined IUCN as a member. For the past ten years, members of our team have been part of the IUCN/SSC. This opportunity will allow us to engage more in IUCN’s vision and mission, and network with other IUCN members. We are grateful to Rainforest Trust and Fauna and Flora International for supporting our membership application.

  • International Youth Day celebration in Moramanga district

    La Jeunesse de Madagasikara Voakajy a répondu présente à la célébration de la Journée Internationale de la Jeunesse dans le district de Moramanga. Notre équipe, dirigée par Eddie Rakotondrasoa, a profité de cette opportunité pour faire connaître aux jeunes de Moramanga, ainsi qu'au Premier Ministre de Madagascar, la création récente de la Nouvelle Aire Protégée Mangabe-Ranomena-Sasarotra dans ce district, ainsi que nos autres priorités et activités.

  • What an awareness campaign can do!

    Exercise: Draw a flying fox presenting its ecological roles

  • Combating lemur hunting in Lakato

    Efforts to halt the slaughter of lemurs continue in Lakato in the Zahamena-Ankeniheny corridor

  • World Wetlands Day in Andasibe

    We participated in the International Wetlands Day festival in the town of Andasibe in eastern Madagascar. Marionettes were used to deliver conservation messages about golden frogs and our mascot, Lenari, kepy lemur conservation on everyones' minds!


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Latest Photos

Madagasikara Voakajy mascots Lenari (indri) and Ralisy (golden mantella) at the International Youth Day celebration in Moramanga - 12 August 2015
Eddie Rakotondrasoa and the Malagasy Prime Minister, enjoying the show by our mascots Lenari and Ralisy
Eddie Rakotondrasoa presenting the work of Madagasikara Voakajy to the Prime Minister
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Training and Capacity Building

We carry out training and capacity building for Malagasy students, communities and environment professionals.

Research Students

Since 2005 we have sponsored and trained a number of Malagasy students. To date we have supported different students obtain three different types of degrees:

1. Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies

2 .Diplôme d’Ingénieur en Sciences Agronomiques

3. Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées

We work closely with our university partners who are based in theses different institutions:

1. Département de Biologie Animale, Faculté des Sciences, Université d’Antananarivo

2. Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques, Département des Eaux et Forets, Université  d'Antananarivo

3. Département des Sciences Biologie, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Toliara

4.  Departément d’Economie, Facultés de Droit, d’Economie, de Gestion et de la Sociologie, Université d’Antananarivo

5. Centre Ecologique Libanona, Fort Dauphin.

DBA ESSA Toliara

If you are a student registered at a Malagasy university and are interested in a research project please contact us for current availability.

Please click here to see the students who have completed their research degrees and training with us and here for those who are ongoing.


We believe in empowering civil society and communities to manage natural resources and we are actively supporting a number of community-based groups in our priority sites. At the moment, these are located in the Anosy, Menabe and Alaotra Mangoro Regions.

We support commnunities to establish formal associations, we then support these associations through the provision of different forms of training and essential equipment where necessary. Click  for more information on this subject at our orphan forest and Mangabe sites.


In many circumstances we also need to support the work of environment professionals and these have ranged from government personnel to national park guides. As an example, we provided training to the tourist guides and national park agents in Bemaraha National Park. This consisted of formal classroom training and field excercises led by national experts in the fields of birds, bats and reptiles. This was supported by advanced English and French language training as well as detailed briefings on etiquette.