Voluntariado con loros en Belize ~ Bioblogia.net

4 de marzo de 2018

Voluntariado con loros en Belize

Yellow-headed parrot nest monitoring and protection efforts-Belize
Agency Belize Bird Conservancy Location Belize, Central America Job Category Volunteer Openings Salary N/A Start Date 03/25/2018 Last Date to Apply 03/10/2018 Website https://belizebirdconservancy.org/ Description The yellow-headed parrot is an endangered species of parrot in Belize. Since 2016, we have focused our efforts on monitoring and protecting active nests of this species, where the next generation will develop and integrate into the existing population. The current protection/monitoring efforts are part of a collaborative effort between New Mexico State University and Belize Bird Conservancy. With the start of the nesting season quickly approaching (March-June), we are currently looking for volunteers who are passionate about being outdoors and have a genuine interest in conservation activities. Volunteers should be willing to learn tree climbing techniques, be able to walk long distances under harsh environmental conditions and be willing and able to work and communicate well with a team of other volunteers, park rangers and field technicians. Previous field work experience is not required, but will be positively considered in applicants. The daily activities will be mostly focused on nest searching in the beginning of the season, and then focus on monitoring of existing nests. In addition, we will be installing motion activated cameras around nest sites, as well as temperature data loggers to monitor temperature fluctuations in the nest. Data on habitat characteristics, such as characteristics of nesting cavity as well as spatial characteristics of habitat, will also be collected at various stages of the nesting season. Volunteers are also expected to assist in record keeping of nests, data entry and inventory of existing equipment used in the field. Housing will be provided to volunteers, while in the field, as well as transportation from the airport, as well as between field sites. In addition, we will cover food ration expenses while in the field. A minimum of two weeks is required for consideration, but applicants willing to volunteer for more time will be given priority. Qualifications This is a good opportunity for students looking to gain an international experience and gain "on the ground" research and conservation experience. Previous field work experience is not required, but will be favored in applicants. Applicants should be in excellent physical condition and willing to work under harsh environmental condition and presence of biting insects, high temperatures and heavy rain. Applicants should also be willing to learn and participate in tree climbing for our daily nest monitoring activities. We will be working in very remote areas, so access to every day commodities is very limited. Applicants should also keep a good and positive attitude while in the field, and also be willing to work and communicate effectively with the rest of the team. If interested, please provide the following: 1) a cover letter describing your qualifications for the job and stating why are you interested in this position 2) curriculum vitae or resume with details about your education and previous experience 3) contact information for a minimum of 2 professional references. The required documentation should be emailed to Fabio L. Tarazona at fabio.tarazona08@gmail.com with the subject line "Volunteering YHPA Nest Monitoring 2018" no later than March 10, 2018. Contact Person Fabio Tarazona Contact Phone 7873497927 Contact eMail fabio.tarazona08@gmail.com

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