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Animal & Environmental Science - Project Assistant

Organisation: International Service Learning

Country: Colombia

Type: Agriculture & Forestry, Environment & Wildlife Conservation, Manual work & Construction

Animal & Environmental Science - Project Assistant

BIRD SANCTUARY: Learn more about tropical ecology, bird biology and conservation! Gain hands-on experience and practical research skills! 

  • Participate in the long-term monitoring of the bird communities in the nature reserve and its surroundings.
  • Gain theoretical and practical knowledge in tropical bird biology
  • Participate in all daily work related to the conservation of the nature reserve
  • Discover what practical conservation work looks like
  • Clean and care for the bird feeding stations
  • Formulate ideas that lead to the conservation of local & migratory species
  • Document the phenomena related to birds, fish, reptiles and other species
  • Educate the public and local volunteers on issues related to the species at bird sanctuary
  • Maintain record of observations on the park
  • Accompany team to local conservation workshop

DOG HAVEN: Different from the typical animal shelter. These dogs are either too old or too sick or disabled to likely be adopted anymore unless a recovery intervention takes place.  

  • Population assessment & dog selection
  • Intake & health check-up 
  • Health care management; grooming, nutrition, spay & neuter
  • Facility building & maintenance
  • Fundraising & event planning
  • Life termination decision-making
  • Shadow & assist dog haven manager as directed
  • Support in the creation of information materials for the public
  • Support in the review of current internal operations processes & procedures for improvement
  • Conduct dog health & behavior management awareness campaign
  • Population survey of homeless dogs in the community
  • Take dogs to the veterinarian and observe procedures

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    Colombia has 1,889 bird species, 20% of Earth's species, many migrating from as far as Canada and the U.S. annually and many of them landing here in Chinchina's Lake during the North American winter; Here it average 78 degrees year-round! Colombia has 10% of all biodiversity in the world! Come be among the unbelievably beautiful & unique landscape of the Andean Coffee Region while you obtain a comprehensive environmental science & animal science learning experience at a bird sanctuary. Couple that with a Dog Haven which is spectacularly located and ran by a sweetheart lady.

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