Welcome to MRCI
Our mission is to create a positive impact on this unique island nation and we invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey.
MRCI is an award-winning government-approved organisation.
We are located on Nosy Komba island which is the heart of MRCI and the home base for all MRCI programs. Turtle Cove is nestled between a beautiful tropical forest and a pristine beach, overlooking Nosy Be and the world-famous Lokobe Forest Reserve. Just meters from Turtle Cove, volunteers can experience incredible coconut tree-fringed beaches with easy access to MRCI’s home coral reef which has been declared a Marine Protected Area by the Department of Environment in conjunction with the local community and Department of Fisheries.
Our work encompasses a wide range of projects, from environmental conservation to community outreach. Discover our initiatives that include marine and terrestrial conservation, turtle monitoring, English teaching, and community engagement. Whether you’re interested in marine biology, conservation, or community development, there’s a place for you at MRCI.
Looking for a meaningful adventure? Join our volunteer programs and immerse yourself in the Malagasy culture while contributing to our impactful projects. As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of local communities and the environment.
Madagascar, with its breathtaking landscapes, unique flora and fauna, and diverse culture, is a place like no other. We believe in its potential for transformation, and our work is driven by the belief that positive change is possible. Explore the wonders of Madagascar and discover why we’re so committed to this beautiful island region.
What Previous Volunteers Have To Say
I never want to leave! The experience of volunteering with MRCI has changed my life in so many ways. I recommend it to anyone considering doing it. I have made so many friends for life, living on camp is so beautiful and the scenery, locals and way of life has taught me so much. It is an experience of a lifetime worth doing!
The forestry program is awesome. You see and learn about lots of wildlife, and plant trees and more. The best part is the weekly night walk which is exciting and adventurous. The camp is really fun and everyone is super friendly.
It was a really amazing diving school. The diving instructor knew what she was doing and made the course so much fun. The Madagascar water was so clear and had so much sea life in it. I will say it is a must-go diving place
I volunteered in the marine conservation programme and I stayed here for 6 weeks, I absolutely loved diving every day doing surveys and monitoring the reef, all the staff and other volunteers are so kind and welcoming and the camp is beautiful.
Madagascar Research & Conservation Institute
🦎🐡 Forest- and Marine conservation
🇲🇬 Registered NGO