Jobs

Jobs

Grab a chance to work for the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) and discover the beautiful fauna and flora of the country. 

The position: We are looking for a highly self-motivated and conscientious volunteer to work on Ile aux Aigrettes and assist the reptile teamto:

  • Monitor the health, distribution and abundance of the Günther’s gecko population and monitor egg sites
  • Enhance Telfair’s skink productivity through rearing of wild hatchlings and invertebrate food colonies
  • Assist in disease screening and care for reptiles when required
  • Control of invasive alien species and apply bio-security measures
  • Conduct post-mortem examinations on endemic and exotic animals
  • Conduct basic routine maintenance work on the project facilities

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.

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The position

The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to learn a wide range of field skills relating to the monitoring and management of the species, including bird handling (ringing and collection of morphometric measurements). 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 and interact with conservation biologists from around the world. You will have the opportunity to learn about many other conservation projects first hand and interact with eminent conservation scientists. We regularly run talks and presentations given both by visiting scientists and our staff where you will learn about other conservation recovery projects run by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. The passerine programme is supported by the North of England Zoological Society (NEZS), also known as Chester Zoo and the position provides an excellent opportunity to collaborate with this world-renowned conservation organisation amongst many others.

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The position

The Pink Pigeon project employs a team of staff and volunteers dedicated to the conservation and recovery of the Pink Pigeon. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the management of at least one sub-population of Pink Pigeons as well as the supervision of the work carried out at seven of the Pink Pigeon subpopulations, including oversight of the captive breeding at the Gerald Durrell Endemic Wildlife Sanctuary in Black River. The majority of the work of the Coordinator consists of staff and volunteer supervision, training, volunteer recruitment and report & proposal writing. But it also includes field work; monitoring to identify which birds are breeding, nest location and monitoring, supplementary feeding, predator control, disease screening & treatment, bird handling including ringing of birds and collection of morphometric measurements, post mortems of both predators and dead Pink Pigeons. The Coordinator has the support of an experienced Fauna Manager, Conservation Director and Scientific Director as well as an HR Manager for staff issues.

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The position

A unique opportunity to join a dynamic field team, and contribute to the conservation of what was formerly considered amongst the rarest birds in the world.

The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to learn a wide range of field skills covering; monitoring to identify which birds are breeding, supplementary feeding, nest location and monitoring, predator control, disease screening & treatment, bird handling including ringing of birds and collection of morphometric measurements, post mortems of both predators and dead pink pigeons. 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. You may also have the opportunity to work on Round Island for a week or two, a predator free island closed to the public with a unique ecosystem.

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