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MAASAI WALKING SAFARIS & CONSERVATION PROJECT at Life Net Nature.
Website: http://lifenetnature.org 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 http://lifenetnature.org).
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 http://lifenetnature.org.
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:
DUSTI BECKER (EM: dbecker AT lifenetnature.org) or DR. TONY POVILITIS
(EM: tpovilitis AT lifenetnatureorg). posted
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