The Wildlife

Volunteer with Endangered Species

Live among unique African wildlife. Lemurs, and crocodiles are just a few of the Madagascar animals that live on the reserve.



Madagascar contains one of the highest numbers of primate species on Earth and is the only place to find lemurs in the wild. Lemurs are extremely vulnerable, and if we don’t act now, we risk losing lemur species for the first time in two centuries. A diverse population of lemurs live on the reserve, and volunteers work with lemurs to track population sizes and health. Sainte Luce Reserve is also a proud member of The Lemur Conservation Network, which matches organizations working to save Madagascar’s lemurs from extinction with people who want to support the cause.



Sainte Luce Reserve is paradise for bird watching in Madagascar. Over 120 bird species can only be found in Madagascar, and the lush forest canopy, grassland, wetland, mangrove, and beachfront provide spectacular opportunities for birding enthusiasts.


Lizards and Amphibeans

Chameleons, frogs, and geckos abound in the Sainte Luce Reserve forest. While they may be curious-looking creatures, these reptiles are important to the health of the ecosystem.