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Africa Wildlife Volunteer & Research Travel



Website: Location: Kenya. Duration: February 10-24, 2013. Job Type: Volunteer. Job Description: Life Net Nature seeks students, professionals, and retiree volunteers to help develop a bird list and content for walking safaris in Kenya along the beautiful Siria Escarpment. Project dates are February 10-24, 2013. Volunteers bird and take guided walks offering suggestions and feedback to their Maasai guides in a group "workshop" format. Volunteers also help conduct wildlife counts along walking routes, including tallying birds in various habitats at the 15,000 acre conservation area. Life Net teams will also monitor livestock, number of human dwellings, and conflictual land uses withing the conservation area. Experience with birding, wildlife monitoring, environmental education, small business management, marketing, and ecotourism are all desirable, but enthusiasm for nature conservation, walking, and camping in the wild, are the main qualifications we are looking for in volunteers. Good health and fitness is a must. A sense of humor, flexibility, and eagerness to help young Maasai create a business and a conservation plan will be great.
Volunteers donate $1650 to Life Net to cover their costs within Kenya and to contribute to the Maasai Walking Safari project. The team meets in Nairobi on the morning of Feb. 10, 2013 (more details at Volunteers are responsible for their own travel costs to and from Nairobi. The donation covers meals, drivers and transportation, camping fees, entry to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, and stipends to guides in training. This is a "working, educational"
volunteer experience that may be used for university level projects related to conservation biology. Students wishing to stay on longer after the volunteer aspect of the project may do so to continue special projects of their own design. Dr. Tony Povilitis and Dr. Dusti Becker will be leading the volunteer team and are both Ph.D. wildlife ecologists with over 50 years of combined experience in conservation biology. To Apply: To join the team, go to
Complete the application form located on the volunteer page of the Life Net website, send it to Dr. Dusti Becker and Dr. Tony Povilitis with a short cover letter and resume (optional). For more info, contact: DR.
(EM: tpovilitis AT lifenetnatureorg).       posted Oct 7






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