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Volunteers for Community-based Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Maio Island (Cape Verde)

Organisation: Maio Biodiversity Foundation (FMB)

Country: Cape Verde

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

FMB is looking for volunteers for the following positions:
Turtle Monitoring and Patrol Volunteers will have as main responsibility to participate in nesting beaches patrols and census and other conservation activities developed by the protection team.
Research Assistants will have as main responsibility to assist the team leader in the scientific data collection and help training new volunteers and guards. Also, will work closely with the project coordinator and have the possibility of being directly involved in scientific projects.
Office Assistants will help the coordination team in FMB’s headquarters and will live in the island’s capital and share the working hours between office tasks and field work. This is a great opportunity to learn about the functioning of a NGO and have valuable insights on conservation work in Africa. The volunteer could have the opportunity to get involved in other FMB projects.
Applications will be accepted for the period between 15 June and 30 November 2016. Please keep in mind that the nesting period, as well as the main project activities, take place between 30 June and 15 October 2016. We advise you to contact us as soon as possible or at least 2-3 weeks before the desired participation period.
If you are interested in joining our team in Maio this summer, please contact us specifying your desired position and send your CV. You will receive the application form, information on Maio, FMB and the project and further details on participation conditions and costs. 

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