Our Projects in the Mascarenes & Madagascar

We provide essential roles in conservation breeding, education, research and habitat restoration activities in the Mascarenes and Madagascar. Our applied approach and partnerships with key local conservation organisations are restoring populations of endemic passerines, parrots and amphibians.

Situated off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, the Mascarene Islands (Mauritius, Reunion and Rodrigues) and Madagascar are well known for their unique species, as well as those that have already gone extinct, such as the endemic megafauna and colossal elephant birds, to name a few.

These island ecosystems all experience the same ecological difficulties experienced by many islands all over the world. High levels of endemism, small populations and extreme vulnerability to introduced species and diseases make conserving their biodiversity an extremely intricate and important task.

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