We are excited about beginning this project in the Masoala NP, Madagascar in 2020! We have created each of the project components to:
- Collaborate with the local communities to celebrate their relationship with their ecosystem and endangered wildlife;
- Provide a platform to share traditional ecological knowledge, empowering future generations in conservation issues and solutions;
- Enact both immediate and long-term changes in attitudes and appreciation of lemurs and protected areas;
- Give children new skills they can use after the program is finished – in communications, photography and illustration, skills that can be used to develop careers in conservation and tourism.
- Provide equipment to remain onsite and paid Malagasy personnel to assist the students and teachers in sustainable learning.
Project Fundraising Goals
Our fundraising goal is $14,000 USD*, which will allow us to complete all aspects of the project, including publishing the book of student work for conservation fundraising through student sales of the book to tourists and online. 100% of your donations will go towards this project and most of the team travel and expenses are being donated by the team members themselves.
* This budget has been recently updated to reflex remaining fundraising needs.
We would like to acknowledge an extremely generous donation from an anonymous donor of a new DSLR camera (Canon EOS Rebel T6, 75-300mm lens) in order to provide participating students with permanent access to a camera after their PICC session is completed. This will enable the students to continue to be engaged with the local biodiversity and provide them with opportunities to share conservation messages through local publications and online through the PICC website. Thank you for this amazing gift that will make the children’s conservation efforts sustainable!!
We also want to acknowledge the personal efforts of local Davis, California children that have been doing some very creative and successful fundraising!
How You Can Help
If you’d like to contribute, please select one (or more) or the following donation categories to see your funds go to a specific aspect of the project. You can also set up a monthly recurring donation.
We appreciate all levels of financial support and in-kind service donations. Thank you!
The artwork, photographs and writings from the program students will be published in the U.S. and sent to Madagascar to the participating schools and also the government officials in education and conservation. Raised to Date: $275 / $1,600 total needed