4 voluntarios para expedición a una remota isla del Pacífico ~ Bioblogia.net

31 de julio de 2016

4 voluntarios para expedición a una remota isla del Pacífico

#Nota de F: Suena espectacular, pero también largo y duro! Piénsatelo bien y busca experiencias de antiguos voluntarios para saber a lo que te enfrentas... Al menos, en las fotos parecen felices!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking four (4) volunteers to begin late October, 2016 for up to 8 months to join the 12th Crazy Ant Strike Team (CAST XIII) Expedition to Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge to work towards eradicating an infestation of the Yellow Crazy Ant (YCA), Anoplolepis gracilipes, on Johnston Island. Johnston Atoll is located in the central Pacific Ocean, about 720 nautical miles west-southwest of Honolulu, and is uninhabited except for the four volunteers and one crew leader.

Applicants must be willing and able to work 48 hours per week. Must be physically fit and able to walk 10 miles a day over variable terrain, lift and carry 70 lbs, ride a bicycle, swim, be able to perform repetitive stooping and bending motions and be able to perform all duties in various weather conditions including high heat and humidity, strong winds, and rain. Must be able to work well independently as well as closely in a small group. All CAST members MUST follow all pesticide and safety protocols. Qualified applicants must possess a valid passport that will not expire before October 2017. Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license is preferred.

While on Johnston Island, responsibilities include:
• Ant monitoring and pesticide application.
• Entomological surveys.
• Seabird, shorebird, and sea turtle surveys
• Data collection and management
• Weekly and summary reporting
• Camp maintenance and chores

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews may begin as early as August 22, 2016.

Please see the posting on Texas A&M below for the full position description and how to apply:


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