The position offers successful applicants the opportunity to learn a wide range of field skills covering; monitoring of breeding birds (nest & territory location), bird handling (ringing & collection of morphometric measurements), disease screening & treatment, predator control, post mortems & supplementary feeding. A testimonial will be provided on completion of the period testifying to the training completed.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a species and a project that is known internationally amongst conservationists, to contribute to the recovery of the species and interact with conservation biologists from around the world. We regularly run talks and presentations given both by visiting scientists and our own staff where you will learn about other conservation recovery projects run by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation.
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The position: We are looking for a highly self-motivated and conscientious volunteer to work on Ile aux Aigrettes and assist the reptile teamto:
The work involves intensive systematic searches throughout the forest on the island, reptile capture, handling and assessment of condition and health. Invasive species control is an ongoing and important component of the work. Accurate data collection/entry and reporting are a necessity and the volunteer will be expected to talk to tourists/visitors about their work and assist with VIP tours and student workshops on the island.The volunteer will receive training and guidance from the reptile team and assist with other projects when required.
We need the volunteer to commit for a six-month period as from March 2020.
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