I will always have very fond memories of my time in Andavadoaka. I met some amazing people, both from the local community, as well as those volunteers who came and went during my time there. I gained great experience in tropical marine research and project management, and more importantly in how to really put conservation theory into practice, whist enabling others, including coastal communities and local scientists, to do the same.
Living and working alongside the village of Andavadoaka also gave me first-hand experience of the challenges that the people of Madagascar face on a daily basis, and although it was not always easy, I can honestly say that it is the most rewarding job I have ever had. The work of BV and the people behind it, are truly inspirational. In Andavadoaka, and in all their other project sites, BV are having an immensely positive influence, and are making a real difference to wildlife and local communities, and I am proud to have been part of that.