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Volunteer and Intern research positions in the deep Peruvian Amazon
Position Description: Fauna Forever (FF) is a not-for-profit organization based out of the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon rainforests of South-eastern Peru. The organisation, which traces its origins back to 1997, works to promote biodiversity conservation, the sustainable use of tropical forest resources, and the continued flow of vital ecosystem services from Peru’s wild nature - for the benefit of all. It leads and supports pure and applied environmental and socio-economic research projects, training workshops, volunteer and intern programs, and forest conservation initiatives with the aim of benefiting State- and private-led protected areas, local families and communities involved in rational use of natural resources, tour guides, scientists, policy-makers, and the public at large – by documenting our understanding of the changing state of wild nature, the benefits and impacts of human activities, and helping to spread knowledge about the Amazon rainforest ecosystem.
Fauna Forever currently manages a long-term wildlife monitoring project specialising in mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and trees.
We are currently seeking volunteer field assistants and interns who wish to join our Primate Team from June 2013. In addition, we offer the opportunity for undergraduate- and masters-level students to undertake their thesis field work in parallel, on topics related to our core aims. For those volunteers who really want to get into tropical wildlife research and conservation, we also offer a number of “mini-projects” that can be undertaken by one or two people, with full supervision provided by our field research coordinators.
For more information about the projects please visit our website www.faunaforever.org. You can contact our Primate coordinator Alice Poirier at alicepoirier AT faunaforever.org, please copy your email to info AT faunaforever.org.
Volunteers and interns are not required to have any qualifications in primatology as training will be provided to any level, the minimum level necessary is willingness to learn, and tolerance of field conditions which may be humid, for more information visit our website at www.faunaforever.org
provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
lodging currently is in private, en suite 2 bed bungalows; however, we may change site at any time, details will be provided to confirm the accomodation before your departure
Term of Appointment:
from June 2013 - exceptional candidates will be considered sooner so please get in contact
1.5 km Careterra Tambopata
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