Entries in #conservation (53)

Wednesday
Feb072018

The Fence of  Mangroves

Surrounding the camp and the village, along the beach and growing next to the rivers here, are mangroves. They easily stand out; looking either like floating big bushes during high tide, and thin ents covered in shells walking on nail mats during low tide.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

A Weekend Away from  Camp

During the weekends we have the chance to leave camp and go into Hellville, the capital of Nosy Be to have some fun in a different location. The boat leaves early Saturday morning and once back in town you can enjoy having Western food and coffees, or explore the endless options of street food stalls - anything from pasta to spring rolls to seafood, and the best part is IT'S SO CHEAP.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

On  Geckos

As new principal investigator of Frontier’s terrestrial research project, my first aim after landing on Nosy Be was to get into its famously diverseforests. On my first few forays into the humid woodlands that scatter a peninsula to the southeast of Lokobe national park, I encountered a variety of herpetofauna, my speciality.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

All the delights of  Diving

I'll never forget my first Open Water Dive. The adrenaline which I've now learnt accompanies every dive was bubbling through my veins much like the air from a regulator. The feeling of astonishment when you put your head under the water and see fish dart past you in amongst the corals, colours so vivid you almost can't believe your eyes.

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Thursday
Jan182018

A New Life In The Tropical  Jungle

Hey I’m Lucie, Frontier’s new Marine Assistant ResearchOfficer at camp in Madagascar! Over the last few days I’ve been familiarising myself with camp life, met all of the other members of staff and volunteers and started training for the invertebrate and reef fish surveys.

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