Orange-breasted Falcon Hack Site Volunteer ~

12 de febrero de 2005

Orange-breasted Falcon Hack Site Volunteer

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 and look after young Orange-breasted Falcons prior to and after they are released in the forests of Belize.
The release period will begin approximately in early May and will continue for eight to 12 weeks.
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 effort to restore Orange-breasted Falcons to their native habitat.
The Peregrine Fund will provide Hack site Attendants with one spotting scope and one tripod that must be returned once the releases conclude. In addition, The Peregrine Fund will provide with a bicycle for transportation between the base camp and the release site.
Specific Responsibilities
1.. Monitor, feed, and ensure the well being of young Orange-breasted Falcons during the entire process of release
2.. Communicate with Raptor Release Coordinator and local partners on a regular basis
3.. Attendants must be able to read color-coded bands through a spotting scope
4.. Keep detailed field notes of the falcons' behavior, movement patterns, interactions with other species, etc.
Qualifications and Experience
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
1.. Accommodation (may be only a tent) and board will be provided
2.. Appropriate recognition in scientific papers and personal references
3.. Volunteer is expected to cover his/her travel 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
4440 NW 73rd Ave
Miami, FL 33166
Or by E-mail:
The Peregrine Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please no telephone calls.

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