Madagascar Whale Shark Project

Wildlife • Marine life • Endangered species

Education & Mentoring • Community development • Preservation

Current needs:

The ocean guardians project is collaborative. It has been led and managed by the MADA Megafauna association and the Madagascar Whale Shark Project foundation since 2018.  
In 5 years, Nosy Be's first environmental education project has developed activities for 5,000 people. It has become part of the curriculum in several schools, gets young people involved in the street and on the beach on a daily basis, and organises sea trips to meet the local wildlife. For 2024, the project needs support to secure the long-term future of its activities and develop new projects. 

Mission / Focus

The Foundation and the association are continuing their environmental education program "Les Gardiens de l'Océan" launched in 2018 to raise awareness of marine conservation and environmental issues in Nosy Be. Elina, Diane, Raïssa, and Océane are organising:

  • An environmental education program included in the school curriculum
  • Street and beach activities
  • Trips to discover marine life

Since 2018:

  • Nearly 5,000 people reached
  • 7 schools integrated into our program
  • 4 young people trained as environmental educators
  • 30 young people introduced to scuba diving
  • 150 young people were able to observe whales and whale sharks at sea

For 2024, the challenge is to sustain the program and launch thematic projects in schools (waste management, recycling projects, tree planting). We also want to initiate a "Young Reporters" project on local environmental issues to give a voice to young people. We also want to give more young people the chance to meet the giants of the seas.

 

Projects

The guardians of the ocean

The Foundation and the association are continuing their environmental education program "Les Gardiens de l'Océan" launched in 2018 to raise awareness of marine conservation and environmental issues in Nosy Be. Elina, Diane, Raïssa, and Océane are organising:

  • An environmental education program included in the school curriculum
  • Street and beach activities
  • Trips to discover marine life

Since 2018:

  • Nearly 5,000 people reached
  • 7 schools integrated into our program
  • 4 young people trained as environmental educators
  • 30 young people introduced to scuba diving
  • 150 young people were able to observe whales and whale sharks at sea

For 2024, the challenge is to sustain the program and launch thematic projects in schools (waste management, recycling projects, tree planting). We also want to initiate a "Young Reporters" project on local environmental issues to give a voice to young people. We also want to give more young people the chance to meet the giants of the seas.

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Adoption programme

Thanks to your donation, you are directly contributing to our efforts in protecting whale sharks in Nosy Be. Your financial participation will go towards sustaining our small team year-round, replacing scientific equipment such as underwater cameras for our volunteers, while ensuring our field season takes place every year.

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Photo and video gallery

Contact Information

Address

Avenue Circulaire 70

1180 Uccle

Website

Madagascar Whale Shark Project

Email

adopt@madawhalesharks.org

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Regions of activity

Madagascar

The following events are organised for the benefit of Madagascar Whale Shark Project

Marokintana Exposition

Marokintana Exposition

Free - 10€

2024 7 march

Rejoignez-nous pour le vernissage de l’exposition “Marokintana” de Stella Diamant. Biologiste de métier, Stella se bat pour la protection des requins baleine (ou “Marokintana”: “milles étoiles” en Malgache) et de l’écosystème marin à Madagascar depuis 2016. Passant une partie de l’année en apnée à leurs côtés, elle nous emmène à la rencontre du sauvage dans le bleu profond de l’Océan Indien ! L’exposition “Marokintana” de Stella Diamant explore la beauté fragile du monde sous-marin, fruit de nombreux moments passés sous l’eau à Madagascar. A travers des rencontres avec chaque animal, tous connus individuellement par l’artiste, elle nous confronte au lien fragile entre l’homme et le vivant; et nous rappelle nos origines aquatiques. Stella sera présente suite à sa sixième saison sur le terrain, et donnera une conférence inédite sur son engagement et le travail de sa fondation le Madagascar Whale Shark Project qui œuvre pour la protection des requins baleine et de leur habitat à 19h30. Cette exposition a pour but de soutenir les actions du projet, notamment les efforts de recherche scientifique et de sensibilisation auprès des communautés locales. Pour ce faire, 20% des ventes de l’exposition seront reversés au projet. Nous vous attendons nombreux ! L’évènement est gratuit mais les places sont limitées, pensez à réserver !

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