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2014 7/1-8/31Volunteer Research Assistants for Green Sea Turtle Conservation (Penghu)

I’m glad to see this come up again! Repost from Forumosa, read through the requirements and contact (Peter Kowalski (ntouimb@gmail.com) by 5pm on April 30, 2014)  them now!

National Taiwan Ocean University’s Marine Turtle Research Laboratory is looking for two international volunteers of any nationality to join our sea turtle research and conservation team this nesting season! (Taiwanese citizens click here:http://www.imb.ntou.edu.tw/turtle.htm)

(July 1st – August 31, 2014)

**PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU CANNOT COMMIT FOR THE FULL 2 MONTHS**
(We get a lot of e-mails asking about this, though due to training and permits, it’s not possible to help out for a few weeks, one month, etc…sorry!)

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Background

The Wang’an Green Turtle Research Program has been an ongoing long-term research project since 1992, carried out by the Marine Turtle Research Lab of National Taiwan Ocean University. The overall goal of our program is to conserve and better understand the biology of green sea turtles nesting in Wang-An Island, Penghu County, Taiwan. Graduate students and volunteers conduct nightly surveys on nesting beaches, and a wide variety of research is conducted on nesting turtles as well as their offspring.

This is the second year that international volunteers (non-Taiwanese citizens) are being invited to participate as research assistants in our conservation program. The goal is to open Taiwan’s sea turtle conservation efforts to the world, while providing a basis for cultural exchange, conservation experience and scientific training.

Volunteer research assistants don’t need to possess a background in biology or have the ability to speak Mandarin. However, passion for wildlife conservation and willingness to work hard are a must. The hours are irregular and the work can be physically difficult. Training will be provided.

This is a national university-led research project in co-operation with the local gov’t and has National Immigration Agency backing

Period

July 1st – August 31, 2014 (and into early September, if you wish to stay on longer)

Location

Wang’an Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Wang’an Island, Penghu County
Taiwan (Republic of China)

Duties

Daytime work:
– Monitoring and excavating of sea turtle nests to determine nest success.
– Weighing and measuring hatchling turtles upon emergence.
– Removing debris (refuse & stray fishing nets) from protected nesting areas.
– Giving presentations on sea turtle conservation to English-speaking tourists.
– Assisting in cleaning the research station.

Requirements

– College graduate or higher (in any field of study).
– Fluent in English (Mandarin Chinese is helpful but not necessary).
– Capable of walking for long distances on beaches at night and in inclement weather.
– Capable of carrying a loaded backpack for long distances.
– Motorcycle (not scooter) experience preferred, but not necessary.
– No fear of riding on the back of a motorcycle.
– Resume with two educational or employment references.
– Must be available for either a personal interview in Keelung (Jilong), Taiwan (for Taiwan foreign residents) or a Skype video interview (if you’re outside of Taiwan).

Benefits/Costs

Transportation:
To be covered by the participant.
[Transportation from Taipei to Wang-An Island = approx. NT$2,500 (~US$85).]

Accommodation & Food:
Free.

Accident Insurance:
Free.

Health Insurance:
To be covered by the participant.

Submission Deadline/Contact Information:

Please send your resume to Peter Kowalski (ntouimb@gmail.com) by 5pm on April 30, 2014 (Taiwan Time), or contact us if you have any questions.

LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

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