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Volunteers for a chimpanzee sanctuary, release project and park protection

Hiring Organization:
Chimpanzee Conservation Center- Guinea

Date Posted:
2013-04-08

Position Description:
The CCC has three primary objectives: 1) the release of a maximum number of rehabilitated orphans back into the wild, 2) the reinforcement of park protection to help conserve the wild and released chimpanzee population and other wild fauna currently living in the PNHN, and 3) the promotion of public awareness about the threats to chimpanzees in view of stopping the bushmeat and pet trade in the region.

The minimum stay for Volunteers is 6 months.

Volunteers' work is divided between both sites: the sanctuary and the release site. At the release site, volunteers track the released chimpanzees using VHF. They also help with the protection of the National Park. At the sanctuary site, volunteers help with all activities. They work with the keepers and the management. The activities include preparing baby bottles, going to the chimp feeding, food preparation, going on bush walks with the younger chimps, going to town and villages for food runs, etc... Some volunteers might also be asked to go on sensitization and education campaigns.

Volunteers are responsible for plane tickets, vaccines, health insurance. A 65$ contribution per month and a safety deposit of 65$ are also required.

Qualifications/Experience:
- Advanced level of French
- Well traveled
- Good health
- Willing to live in a remote area with rough condition
- Animal experience a plus
- Passionate and willing to help

Salary/funding:
No salaries are provided.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Food, lodging and in country travel to and from the CCC on arrival and departure

Term of Appointment:
6 months

Application Deadline:
The CCC takes volunteers all year long, 2 to 3 per cycle.

Contact Information:
Project Primate, Inc.
2032 Belmont Rd., NW, #520
Washington, DC 20009
USA

Website:
http://projetprimate.com

E-mail Address:
CCC.volunteers@yahoo.com

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