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16
November
2015

Urban Carnivore Research Project Carnivore Research Assistant Required

Views: 4129 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Conservation Research Africa (CRAs) is a charity in England and Wales that conducts and supports applied research to inform conservation and wildlife management in Africa. We are conducting behavioural ecology field research to assess the urban spotted hyaena and other small carnivores in the capital city of Lilongwe, to inform human-wildlife conflict management. We are currently recruiting for a Research Assistant. The position is based in the city of Lilongwe working in partnership with Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. 

23
October
2015

Field Mechanic and Logistics Coordinator - Malawi

Views: 1898 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Monday, 23 November 2015

CRA is seeking applicants for the position of Field Fleet Mechanic and Logistics Coordinator  to service our field research vehicles based in our research camps in Malawi. This is a full-time voluntary position responsible for maintenance, repair and servicing of project vehicles, procurement, logistical support to field operations and programs, and oversight of contractors and construction projects.

10
August
2015

Scat Detection Dog Handler and Research Assistant

Views: 4452 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Tuesday, 01 September 2015

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), located 44km outside of Otjiwarongo, Namibia, is seeking a qualified individual to assist in the daily operation and development of its Scat Detection Dog programme. The programme uses dogs trained in detecting cheetah scat for rapid, non-invasive cheetah surveys. Scat (both cheetah and other carnivore) found and collected by the programme is analysed in CCF’s genetics laboratory and used in population level genetics studies, hormone studies, and ecological studies.

09
July
2015

Field Assistants: Urban Caracal Study in South Africa

Views: 3787 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Friday, 31 July 2015

Need 4 field assistants to aid in a joint postdoctoral/masters study examining the effects of urbanization on the diet, health, and spatial ecology of caracals (Caracal caracal) in an isolated patchy landscape in Cape Town, South Africa.

07
July
2015

Predator Research Assistant

Views: 4322 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Saturday, 25 July 2015

The Cape Leopard Trust and Conservation South Africa seek Predator Research Assistants to carry out field work for the Predator Ecology and Coexistence Experiment. We work with farmers near Namaqua National Park in the Northern Cape, South Africa to test predator control methods that facilitate reductions in livestock losses to predators while maintaining biological diversity.

18
May
2015

Logistics/Camp Coordinator Required, Malawi

Views: 2835 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Conservation Research Africa (CRA) is seeking applicants for the position of Logistics Coordinator for our research projects based in Liwonde National Park, Malawi. This is a full-time voluntary position responsible for procurement, logistical support to field operations and programs, and oversight of contractors and construction projects.

29
April
2015

Urban Carnivore Research Assistant

Views: 4978 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Thursday, 15 December 2016

Conservation Research Africa (CRAs) is a non-profit conservation project based in Malawi, created in partnership with the University of Bristol, UK. that conducts and supports applied research to inform conservation and wildlife management in Africa. Based in Malawi, CRAs flagship project is Carnivore Research Malawi (formerly Wild Dog Conservation Malawi) which conducts applied research, conservation and education to conserve carnivores in Malawi. We are conducting behavioural ecology field research to assess the urban spotted hyaena and other small carnivores in the capital city of Lilongwe, to inform human-wildlife conflict management (www.carnivoreresearchmalawi.org/urbanhyaena). We are currently recruiting for an Urban Carnivore Research Assistant. The position is based in the city of Lilongwe. 

 

08
April
2015

Bat Research Intern - African Bat Conservation

Views: 3354 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Sunday, 31 May 2015

Volunteer with African Bat Conservation in the heart of Liwonde National Park Malawi. African Bat Conservation (ABC) is a non-profit conservation project based in Malawi, created in partnership with the University of Bristol, UK under UK Charity Conservation Research Africa (CRA). Malawi has been highlighted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as of key importance to bat conservation in Africa, having high endemism and species diversity. However, it has been highlighted as an area of concern for bat populations due to increasing agricultural pressures on the environment, and high levels of deforestation. We need as much help as we can get to make a difference for bats and biodiversity in Africa, we are a small team with a big task ahead.

08
April
2015

Urban Hyaena Research Assistant

Views: 2912 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Conservation Research Africa (CRA) is a charity in England and Wales that conducts and supports applied research to inform conservation and wildlife management in Africa. Based in Malawi, CRAs flagship project is Carnivore Research Malawi which conducts applied research, conservation and mitigation to conserve carnivores in Malawi. We are conducting behavioural ecology field research to assess the urban spotted hyaena population in the capital city of Lilongwe, to inform human-wildlife conflict management. We are currently recruiting for a Field Research Assistant to radio track spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta). The position is based both in the city of Lilongwe with some time potentially in Liwonde National Park.

08
April
2015

Research Assistant - African Bat Conservation, Based in Malawi

Views: 2328 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Monday, 01 June 2015

African Bat Conservation (ABC) is a non-profit conservation research project based in Malawi, operating under UK Charity Conservation Research Africa (CRA) and in partnership with the University of Bristol, UK. ABC works in collaboration with Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Malawi (DNPW) to conduct applied research for wildlife conservation management. Primarily based at our research camp in Liwonde National Park (LNP) Malawi, we conduct field research on bats and biodiversity and conduct engagement and education in the surrounding communities. We are currently recruiting for an experienced research assistant who will be responsible for coordinating the field research at our research base under the supervision of Dr Emma Stone.

15
January
2015

Voluntary Bat Field Research Assistant

Views: 3607 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Sunday, 22 February 2015

African Bat Conservation (ABC) is a non-profit conservation research project based in Malawi, created in partnership with the University of Bristol, UK. ABC is the flagship project of the UK  charity Conservation Research Africa (CRA). We are currently recruiting for an experienced field research assistant who will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of field research work around our field sites.  

12
January
2015

Volunteering job at Gorilla Habituation Project

Views: 5251 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Sunday, 01 March 2015

PROGRAM (Protector of the Great Apes of Moukalaba-Doudou) is a gabonese ONG dedicated to the habituation of western lowland gorilla, seen as a tool for both the conservation of great apes and the development of local communities in and around Moukalaba Doudou National Park (MDNP). The goal of the project is to habituate a group of gorillas -Group Musiru- to human observers to develop a sustainable tourism activity.

30
December
2014

LWC Primate Release Research Assistant

Views: 3231 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Sunday, 25 January 2015

Since 2013 the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre runs a primate release program which so far has resulted in the successful release of 2 groups of primates. For our ongoing primate release program we are now looking for a research assistant who can collect pre-release behavioural data on a group of vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) and assist to prepare this group for release in early 2016. 

11
December
2014

Mammal Monitoring Team Leader, DR Congo

Views: 2809 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Monday, 05 January 2015

The Bonobo Conservation Project of WWF Congo in the Lac Tumba Landscape (western Congo) is looking for a long term volunteer (6-10 months) to support their monitoring activities with bonobos at one site and elephants at a second site. Teams of local trackers are following these groups on a regular basis. The volunteer will be responsible for the supervision of two teams (a total of 6 local workers), which includes work plan development, conflict management and mitigation, regular days working in the forest to monitor their work, data entry and analysis and report writing, monthly payments and training on data collection. 

 

11
December
2014

Bonobo Team Leader, DR Congo

Views: 2303 Volunteer Opportunities Application deadline: Monday, 05 January 2015

The Bonobo Conservation Project of WWF Congo in the Lac Tumba Landscape (western Congo) is looking for 2 long term volunteers (6-10 months) to support their research and ecotourism activities with two groups of habituated bonobos (since 2006). Teams of local trackers are following these groups on a daily basis. An ecotourism pilot is planned in early 2015.

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