Working with COBAs
During our stay one main task was working with COBAs (Communauté de Base) which are organisations that WWF has encouraged and which will be responsible for the forest management in the area in the future. Activities that we organised and carried out aimed to reinforce these organizations. We were also working with the communities where the COBAs were located, e.g. empowering women and doing awareness raising with children.
A learning experienceDuring my experience I have learnt more than I could ever imagine about conservation, development and working in the field. The WWF staff in Ivohibe – as well as the other volunteers – worked with an admirable commitment that has really inspired me. I will appreciate this knowledge, understanding and inspiration for the rest of my life.
WWF Volunteer Angelica Karlsson with the WWF Holistic Forest Conservation Programme in Ivohibe, Madagascar