Voluntariado con pequeños mamíferos en Escocia ~ Bioblogia.net

15 de febrero de 2011

Voluntariado con pequeños mamíferos en Escocia

Volunteer wanted for 5 weeks from 8th March 2011 (plus 2 days travel either
side), to help with live trapping of field mice on St Kilda, a small
archipelago 180km off the west coast of Scotland.
Responsibilities consist of helping to set up trapping grids on remote parts
of the island, prepping and cleaning traps, handling mice and recording
data. You will be living as part of a small group of researchers in restored
cottages on the remotest field site in the British Isles; the accommodation
is fairly basic but the scenery is spectacular! A great opportunity to
acquire small mammal field experience.
A brief news report and footage of the project can be found on the BBC news
website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11168757
You must be available for the full duration of the field work, and
preference will be given to people with a background in biological sciences.
Volunteers must be fit and confident enough to carry 18kg backpacks over
steep and rocky terrain, and happy to work in all weathers.
Helicopter flights between St Kilda and Benbecula (Outer Hebrides) will be
provided, as will food and board whilst on St Kilda. Reasonable travel
expenses within Scotland will also reimbursed.
To apply for this volunteer position, please send a CV and brief covering
letter, plus details of one or two referees who can be contacted at short
notice by email to: Tom Black (t.w.black@sms.ed.ac.uk).

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