Volunteers Needed: Tiger Reintroduction Projects by WII, Raj & MP – from 10 Jan 2013
January 10, 2013
One or more of: Sariska, Panna, Ranthambore, Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves
The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is seeking volunteers for its tiger re-introduction projects in the Sariska (Rajasthan) & Panna (Madhya Pradesh) tiger reserves, to help with data collection activities such as radio-tracking of tiger, camera trapping of tiger and co-predators, line transect for estimating prey density, plot sampling for quantification of vegetation and anthropogenic parameters, and scat collection for quantification of hormones and DNA.
The study is primarily executed in Panna and Sariska Tiger Reserve have been reintroduced, but data collection would also be done in Ranthambore, Kanha, Pench and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves, which are the source for the tiger populations used in the re-population.
Starting 10 Jan 2013, the projects can run for about 3-4 months, and beyond for suitable candidates.
Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree, with interest in wildlife science and conservation. Candidates with a prior experience of carrying out field data collection as mentioned above would be given preference. The selected candidates will be provided with travel and lodging support during the work period. In addition, some emolument will also be given for meeting other basic requirements.
The last date for receiving applications is 05 January 13.However, it is encouraged to send in the application sooner, so that the field work opportunity could be advanced.