Echo Parakeet conservation

Project name:

Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (2)

Project purpose:

Echo Parakeet conservation (bird)

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

Terrestrial

Mauritius

Indian Ocean

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Weekly cost (approx USD):

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Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • gain a qualification or credit

  • remote scenic location

  • report writing

  • undertake your own research 

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Basic shared accommodation

Requirements:

  • Have gained a BSc in a relevant sciences

  • No fear of heights

  • Climbing experience

  • Have good written and spoken English

  • Have a sound knowledge of spreadsheet applications and data management

  • Preferably have a driving license for car and/or motorbike

  • Good level of physical fitness and stamina 

  • Experience working outdoors 

  • Strong observation and practical skills.

  • Strong initiative and independence; work unsupervised day to day.

  • Ability to live and work with persons from different backgrounds in remote conditions.

  • ​Must not be colour blind.

Facilities:

accommodation included, cooking facilities, electricity, toilet (western), wifi

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

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). 

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. 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. 
 

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