Explore the world!

In 2005, WWF International created the Explore program for youth around the world interested in experiencing the real conservation challenges in the field. WWF MWIOPO took on this program by hosting, in 2006, the very first wave of volunteers on Malagasy soil.

For three months, these youth, aged between 18 and 35, live with local communities in WWF's intervention areas and participate in their daily lives. The Explore program offers both volunteers and communities the opportunity to give a human, sustainable and united dimension to conservation.

Drinking water supply, reforestation, literacy, raising awareness, making safer homes, creating income-generating activities, supporting women, advocating general and environmental education ... The work of these young volunteers opens up opportunities to improve the livelihood in the poorest rural communities, while at the same time helping the country to strengthen conservation actions.

By focusing on youth volunteering, WWF relies on a voluntary, citizen-based generation that refines its learning by living up to its commitments. By exploring the world, they explore the possibilities.

Up to now, around 100 young volunteers from all over the world have worked in the WWF MWIOPO intervention areas. Each of them has helped bring our mission to life.