Volunteer Positions in Loggerhead Sea Turtle Project, Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde

Agency
Turtle Foundation
Location
Boa Vista Island, Cabo Verde
Job Category
Volunteer Openings
Salary
N/A
Start Date
06/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
09/30/2018
Website
https://www.turtle-foundation.org/en/
Description
Are you passionate about the environment, looking to gain experience in the field or simply want to contribute to a worthwhile cause during your holidays? Turtle Foundation are recruiting for the up-coming nesting season in Boa Vista, Cabo Verde. Turtle Foundation began working in Boa Vista in 2008 in response to high levels of poaching on the nesting beaches. These days we operate 5 remote beach camps around Boa Vista, which monitor some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Turtle Foundation works with local communities to encourage participation and long-term conservation. We rely upon having a diverse and passionate mix of national and international volunteers and local rangers who monitor and protect the beaches during the nesting season (June - end of October). Turtle Foundation are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help on turtle project in Africa. The roles are required throughout the season (between June 1st and 31st October 2018). We have a variety of volunteer options: Short term volunteers (minimum 2 weeks) • No previous experience required as training will be provided. • Must be at least 18 years old. • Have an interest in conservation and enjoy being outdoors. Long term volunteers (minimum 8 weeks) • Students with a background in biology (or related fields) are preferred, but this is not essential We are particularly looking for: • Night Patrol Leaders • Morning Census • Hatchery Management • Tourism Affairs Work is often at night and can involve a lot of walking. Depending on the role it may include some of the following: • Turtle ecology and ID • Beach patrols and track ID • Metal tagging, PIT tagging • DNA sampling • Nest relocation • Nest excavation We encourage coming for as long as possible to strengthen your contribution and help training. The focus of our work is monitoring and protecting nesting loggerhead turtles on the beaches during the night. Depending on the focus of your stay. All positions are based in one of two beach camps. Conditions in camp are basic and temperatures can be in excess of 35 degrees in the day.
Qualifications
We are happy to accept volunteers from all walks of life, however, we have a few basic requirements. Must be: - Minimum 18 years old - Able to walk long distances on soft sand - Able to work at night - Keen to learn and make a difference! Complete information about the project sites and participants duties can be found on our website. To apply for any of the available positions, please fill in our online application form. https://www.turtle-foundation.org/en/volunteering-and-jobs-cv-en/volunteering-cv/ We look forward to receiving your application! Obrigado from the TF team!
Contact Person
Joana Nicolau
Contact eMail
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