Friday, August 23, 2013

Tarsier Conservation Project Assistant

Tarsier Conservation Project Assistant

We seek a voluntary field assistant for a minimum of 6-months, live-in position, (longer preferred) suited to persons who have studied within the field of Primatology, Ethology or closely related Zoology fields and who are looking for field experience to further their professional career.

Gain valuable experience as a technician in the field of conservation and management of a sensitive species, by assisting with a conservation breeding program of Tarsier syrichta. 
Targeting work in the areas of; investigation of habitat, food resource development and behaviour studies will be required so to development guide lines for a captive breeding program.

Duties include but not limited to:
Food research, development and maintenance of natural food sources.
Handling of insects and other small wildlife.
Record-keeping, documenting of insects and compiling of regular reports.
Enclosure development and sustainability.
Habitat monitoring. (all weather/day and night)
Behaviour studies.
Education program development.
Sustainable eco friendly livelihood development for the local people.

Irregular working hours are required, including night monitoring in remote forested areas.

You will be working directly with English speaking staff and some Filipino speaking staff members.  You must be highly self-motivated to work in all conditions, physical fitness, independent, resourceful, and enjoy the challenge of working with a diverse group of people of different backgrounds, in a very isolated location.

Please note that this is a voluntary position located in a remote location with limited cell phone, internet and power access.  Accommodation will be provided and we will give a basic allowance of 4,000 pesos per month to cover food.   (Flights, visa and insurance expenses will not be covered)

Bilar, Bohol Island, Philippines

If Interested please email resume/CV +Photo to Cristy

Place tarsier project in the subject line

 For more info about the Tarsius Project on

Application Deadline 30/09/2013 

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