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Job Title

Wildlife Conservation – Spectacled Bears – Volunteer in EcuadorEdit

Reference SDWilAug10 (Stop-Dodo.com)
Sectors Fauna & Wildlife

Field Studies

Location Ecuador
Town/City Rural Ecuador
Job Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Job Status Full Time
Job Level No Experience
Application

Deadline

16/09/2010
Company Name

Andean Bear FoundationEdit

Email bearsecuador@yahoo.co.uk
Application

Website

Further Details / Applications
Job Description Help with wildlife conservation in Ecuador on a scientific research project collecting radio telemetry data and hair samples of the Andean or spectacled bear. You’ll be tracking Andean bears in the mountains, cloud forests and páramo of northern Ecuador. South America’s only bear species, Tremarctos ornatus, is classed as “vulnerable” due to habitat loss and hunting (farmers illegally kill bears which eat their maize).



This scientific research project run by biologist and bear expert Armando Castellanos is investigating the ranges and habits of the Andean bear. With this information we will create a land management plan to avoid human-conflict in agricultural areas.



Andean bears are timid, solitary creatures living in dense cloud forests and are rarely seen by humans. Despite being large mammals, little is known about them. Your volunteer work here will extend the world’s understanding of the bears´ ecology and behaviour in the hope of saving them from extinction.



This volunteer position is a fantastic opportunity for biology students or graduates to gain practical experience in the field. For those wanting a career as a wildlife biologist working in conservation biology or mammal monitoring, participating in this internationally-respected project will provide valuable data collection experience. At times there might be chances to be involved in bear capture, and in January – March we may be searching for the dens where the female bears give birth.



Volunteers must be patient, adaptable, healthy and fit enough to walk at altitude in variable weather conditions and difficult terrain.



For more information see http://www.andeanbear.org/conservation-volunteer.html to download an information pack. Please quote reference SDWilAug10 when you apply.

17-11-2010


Research position/PhDEdit

Andean Bear Foundation


Thesis topics for which the Andean Bear project may consider accepting a research student or graduate include:

• Genetics (population genetics, pedigree, etc.) of the Andean or spectacled bear, Tremarctos ornatus • Marking behavior of Andean bears • The role of the Andean bear as a seed disperser • Bromatology – nutritional value of the various components of the bears’ diet


This is a fantastic opportunity for a Spanish-speaking Masters or PhD student with a genuine interest in bears to do their thesis research on this endangered species. You’ll be based in northern Ecuador in an area of beautiful cloud forests and mountains.


SalaryEdit

Voluntary post


Contact DetailsEdit

See www.andeanbear.org/research-interests.html for more information about possible thesis topics, resources and possibilities, then apply following the instructions there, quoting reference ENTheNov10.

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