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11 de febrero de 2008

Oportunidad de voluntariado con el halcón pechinaranja

Orange-breasted Falcon Volunteer
Agency: The Peregrine Fund
Location: Belize
Job Description: The Peregrine Fund is a non-profit organization working to conserve birds of prey and their habitats worldwide. Successful applicants will be provided with the unique opportunity to monitor one Orange-breasted Falcon nest in Belize. This position will require working long, challenging hours. The short time in which the study can be completed and the remote location preclude "time off."
Applicants receiving positions will participate in a unique Orange-breasted Falcon study.
The Peregrine Fund will provide the successful applicant with one spotting scope and one tripod that must be returned once the study concludes.
Qualifications:
1. Biologist or biology student with basic Neotropical flora and fauna knowledge

2. Knowledge in raptor biology and ecology desirable

3. Willingness to live and work in remote, rugged areas with snakes, biting insects, etc.

4. Be in good health and be capable of walking long distances in extreme weather conditions (heat, humidity, and rain)

5. Fluency in written and spoken English

6. Understanding of and commitment to The Peregrine Fund's mission and approach to raptor conservation

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Monitor an Orange-breasted falcon nest from the time eggs are laid to when chicks fledge (about two months)

2. Give maintenance to a remote camera system installed close to the nest (change batteries, download data from digital video recorder, etc.)

3. Communicate with Raptor Release Coordinator and local partners on a regular basis

4. Attendants must be able to read color-coded bands through a spotting scope

5. Keep detailed field notes of the falcons' behavior, movement patterns, interactions with other species, etc.


Compensation:

1. A small stipend towards food will be provided.

2. Appropriate recognition in scientific papers and personal references

3. Volunteer is expected to cover his/her travel and lodging costs, as well as to pay all his/her medical costs. Proof of medical insurance in effect during the time period of the releases will be required

4. Great field experience and the unique opportunity to work in pristine Neotropical rainforest and reintroduce an rare raptor species into the wild


Send cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references, as well as availability to:

Raptor Release Coordinator
The Peregrine Fund/ Fondo Peregrino

PTY 3150
10000NW 25th St Unit #1
Miami, FL 33172

Or by E-mail: fpp@fondoperegrino.org

The Peregrine Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please no telephone calls.

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