Independent Research in Bolivian Amazon

Sustainable Bolivia
Riberalta, Bolivia
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Responsibilities may include: - Looking for specific animals in the reserve – this work will guided by a local researcher, Vincent A. Vos - Make a list of these animals with full name, description and picture - Prepare field guides - Write blog articles on the work and current species in the reserve - Possibly write or co-write scientific articles - Create possible observation projects - Create content: photographs, blog articles, videos - Take initiative and suggest ideas to further develop the eco-tourism project - Create promotion activities around fauna and flora to local institutions (schools, orphanages, etc.) Sustainable Bolivia is a NGO based in Riberalta, the heart of the Bolivian Amazon. We focus our work on sustainable community development and conservation actions. Our volunteers have the opportunity to live and support our work at the Aquicuana Reserve and it's surroundings. This area of incredible biodiversity is located about 20 kilometers from the city of Riberalta in the Beni Department of the Bolivian Amazon. It is home to Lake San José, the plant-medicine retreat center Pisatahua, and two rural communities: San José and Warnes. Its name, Aquicuana, comes from the Tacana native language, meaning ‘land of the giant trees.’ There we promote initiatives to support education, scientific research, community development, regenerative agriculture and conservation actions. We provide a open space for the community called "Comedor" where volunteers have internet access so that they can prepare and develop activities with the community. We also offer a Research Station and (depending on availability) accommodation in the city of Riberalta if volunteers want to visit, shop or go out during the weekends. Scientific research is a fundamental pillar because it contributes to the quality of life and well-being of people, in the training of new professionals and in the development of professionals who are heading towards research. Your work would contribute to the community development here at Riberalta and the conservation of the Aquicuana Reserve.
Language skills: speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level). Education: Ideally a biology or biodiversity degree (or currently studying). Required documents: CV/resume and cover letter. Minimum time commitment: 1 month Other skills: interest for wildlife and plants in the Amazon, ability to work independently, patience and flexibility.
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