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Research Fields TEST endangered species management
Categories Agriculture
Environmental Studies
Natural, Physical or Life Sciences
Citizenship No citizenship available
Eligibility Wildlife Preservation Canada is searching for a "New Noah", an enthusiastic young Canadian scientist willing to participate in a rigorous six month professional training program, with the possibility of Canadian internship placement to follow, to learn the methods of endangered species management pioneered in Europe by the late author and naturalist Gerald Durrell and in North Amercia by Richard Fyfe and Dr. Tom Cade.

Canada's New Noah's full scholarship includes travel, living and training expenses to enable the New Noah to participate in the Durrell Post-Graduate Diploma in Endangered Species Recovery (04/01/2014 - 09/30/2014) designed to provide you the field experience and species and human resource management skills required to be able to run wildlife conservation projects. Based exclusively on the island of Mauritius (Indian Ocean) this course consists of four weeks of intensive theory and more than 12 weeks of practical experience, based within 'live' species and habitat recovery teams working to save species around Mauritius and its offshore islands.

Wildlife Preservation Canada's mission is to save animal species at risk from extinction in Canada. We do this by:
  • performing hands-on work with species requiring direct intervention to recover, and;
  • providing opportunities for Canadian conservation scientists to grow their expertise in working with animal species at risk while adding to the overall body of knowledge on the subject.

What does it take to become one of Canada's New Noahs?

  • post secondary degree in biology, zoology, veterinary or related studies
  • a passionate interest in wildlife conservation
  • a natural talent with animals and experience in observing and caring for them
  • ability to work closely with others as part of a team
  • ability to work independently when necessary with a minimum of direction
  • ability to be flexible and open-minded
  • ability to laugh at oneself - even while struggling to save the world
  • excellent health, climbing hills and a love of hiking
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • fluency in French an advantage, but not a requirement

The successful applicant will be expected to be available from April 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014 to participate in this program.
Value The value is not available
Currency Canadian
Tenable at No details on tenability available
Deadlines December 31
Application Details Download the application package for Canada's New Noahs at: http://wildlifepreservation.ca/our-scientists/species/

Updated: September 24, 2013

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