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Volunteer Exchange Program for bird conservation in Tahiti, French Polynesia

Grant RW Humphries, January 7, 2017

The Ornithological Society of Polynesia ‘Manu’ is seeking two volunteer field biologists to take part of their conservation programs. Manu is an NGO and the local representative of Birdlife International, working on bird conservation, habitat and biodiversity protection in the Pacific. One position is to study and take conservation actions for seabirds. Tasks include: geolocalization, census, ringing, public awareness. Volunteers could take part in other running programs (e.g. Tahiti Monarch, forest restoration, etc.)

Duration: 1 June 2017 to 31 May 2018 (12 months)

Benefits: Unpaid position. But monthly stipend covering food +115€/m. Participation for the flight ticket (1000€). Accommodation in the Manu office-house (2 rooms, kitchen, 2 WC/showers, wifi, washing machine), located in the Mitirapa plateau, a calm place of Taravao near the Lagoon.

Requirements: Experience in tropical field biology. Autonomy, rigor, open mind, sociable. Driving license. Language: French OR/& English. To apply you MUST be an EU citizen (UK not applicable) but not French (exchange program), age: <30.

To apply: Send email with your age and citizenship, CV and a short cover letter to will produce immediate reply followed by a Skype interview in order to fulfill the position before the 21st of January.