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 team to:

- Monitor the health, distribution and abundance of the Günter’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

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The position

We are looking for highly self-motivated and conscientious individuals to assist with work on the offshore islands within our project teams to:

-  Support plant, reptile and seabird restoration and research on Round Island;
-  Ensure island biosecurity is maintained and to remove emergent threats caused by invasive species introductions;
-  Assist when required, our reptile projects (skinks, geckos, snakes, tortoises) for the monitoring of island populations, assisting with reptile translocations and head starting of young reptiles for release;
-  Support the maintenance of island infrastructure, such as equipment, enclosures, field stations etc.

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A unique opportunity to join a dynamic field team, and contribute to the conservation of what was formerly considered the rarest bird in the world. The project is widely considered as one of the most successful bird conservation projects ever conducted. 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, blood sample collection and collection of morphometric measurements).

The position of Conservation Biologist on the Echo Parakeet project is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic field team, and contribute to the conservation of what was formerly considered the rarest parakeet in the world. The project has been one of the most intensive and successful parakeet conservation projects ever conducted. 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, some of which include nest box construction / maintenance and bird handling (ringing, blood sample collection and collection of morphometric measurements).

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 will also be offered an opportunity to work on Round Island for a week or two, a predator free island closed to the public with a unique ecosystem.

Mauritius Cuckoo-shrike (ref: MCS)
Mauritius Olive White-eye (ref: MOWE)
Mauritius Fody (ref: MF)

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 own 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 provide an excellent opportunity to collaborate with this world renowned conservation organisation amongst many others. You will also be offered an opportunity to work on Round Island for a week or two, a predator free island closed to the public with a unique ecosystem.

  • Support the hand rearing of rescued or harvested eggs and chicks brought to the Gerald Durrell Endemic Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Ensure the accurate collection of data on the hand rearing process and the hand reared birds such as feeding rates, health and growth. This data will be used to produce detailed and accurate monthly reports on the Mauritius Cuckoo Shrike activity at Gerald Durrell Endemic Wildlife Sanctuary. These reports may be used to provide information to current and future project workers, existing and potential funders and research students.
  • Assist, if required, the Staff in charge of Hand rearing in responsibilities such as staff training, disease treatment of sick or injured birds, post mortem examinations, ringing of birds.
  • You may have an opportunity to help with the release of the Mauritius cuckoo Shrike at the chosen released sites.
  • This position is an exciting opportunity to work with a species and a project that is known internationally amongst conservationists.

  • Support the hand rearing of rescued or harvested eggs and chicks brought to the Gerald Durrell Endemic Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Ensure the accurate collection of data on the hand rearing process and the hand reared birds such as feeding rates, health and growth. This data will be used to produce detailed and accurate monthly reports on the Kestrel activity at Gerald Durrell Endemic Wildlife Sanctuary. These reports may be used to provide information to current and future project workers, existing and potential funders and research students.
  • Assist, if required, the Staff in charge of Hand rearing in responsibilities such as staff training, disease treatment of sick or injured birds, post mortem examinations, ringing of birds.
  • You may have an opportunity to help with the release of the Kestrels at the chosen released sites.
  • This position is an exciting opportunity to work with a species and a project that is known internationally amongst conservationists.