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NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
We have several job openings at NatureServe. Of particular interest are a Citizen Science internship and Vice President for Conservation Science. The current VP for Conservation Science will be leaving us to become the Head of IUCN Science and Knowledge Management. For more information on the positions click here.

NatureServe does great work that touches many areas of conservation including data collection/maintenance/distribution for at-risk species, development of an ecological community classification system (U.S. National Vegetation Classification), decision support tool development (NatureServe Vista), development of a Climate Change Vulnerability Index for species, and much more. For more information on NatureServe click here.


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Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP) is a cooperative between Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA) and the National University of Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea, West-Central Africa).

Project Description
The Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP) is still accepting applications for their annual expedition to Bioko Island (West-Central Africa). This year’s expedition will provide a unique opportunity for participants to gain experience in a wide range of different scientific projects, in addition to our ongoing primate surveys. Participants will work alongside a team of expert scientists that have been assembled to conduct an extensive inventory of Bioko’s unique flora and fauna, aimed at documenting the full range of Bioko’s incredible biodiversity. This year’s expedition will be one of the largest and most exhaustive scientific inventories ever undertaken on the island. In addition to inventories, many additional species-specific studies will be conducted during the expedition, giving participants additional opportunities to gain valuable experience in tropical field research. <http://bioko.org/expedition/>

Research assistants must be physically fit and willing to endure primitive living conditions. In addition, a commitment to biodiversity preservation and the conservation of threatened and endangered species is integral, while
a sense of humor and enthusiastic nature is encouraged. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring field biologists to gain experience, however we encourage and welcome applicants of all backgrounds. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

Costs: The cost of participation is $3000, which covers the following on-island expenses:


Field Equipment (personal gear excluded)

Pre-trip Educational Materials

Training in Field Techniques

Academic credit is available through Drexel University, at an extra charge. University students who come on this expedition usually arrange for credit (independent study) through their home university.

Expedition Dates
January 4th-25th, 2013

Application Deadline
November 15th, 2012

Online Application Form

Contact Information
E-mail:  calderaexpedition@gmail.com

Telephone Number: 215-895-6906

Mailing/Shipping Address:
Dr. Gail W. Hearn
Drexel University
Department of Biology
3245 Chestnut St. (PISB 503)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Fax Number: 215-895-1273, Website: http://www.bioko.orghttp://www.drexel.edu/biology/hearn

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We at GoEco are excited to present the following volunteer projects to students and faculty. out our programs below for more information, and visit http://www.goeco.org/ for all of our volunteer opportunities.


Sea turtle season is fast approaching in Costa Rica and volunteers are needed to ensure the survival of these magnificent sea creatures! Each season, the Costa Rica turtle program recruits volunteers to help in the research and conservation work, such as night patrolling, collecting eggs, and rescuing turtles.


Travel to Limpopo, South Africa, and immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems of the region. Work at a rehabilitation center for many species of wildlife, specifically primates such as monkeys and baboons. The center provides shelter for the animals and nurses them back to health in order to reintroduce them to nature.

*Programs Include:*
● Accommodations in home-stays or with other volunteers
● Full board (3 meals per day)
● Exciting orientations (and a week of Spanish lessons in Costa Rica)
● Full pre-departure & in-country assistance, training, and support

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Looking for an Adventure this Summer?

Come Study Big Cats in South Africa

Come spend two weeks camping in Kruger National Park, South Africa participating in the Cat Research Project with the environmental education-focused non-profit group Raven Adventures. This trip is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in the field using photo and video identification, learning and utilizing animal tracking techniques and collecting GPS data. The information gathered will be added to an ongoing database and census tracking the big cat populations within the park. In addition, this trip provides a chance to learn about low-impact living and our place in theenvironment as well as a chance to see a lot of cool animals in the wild.

First deposit is due January 1st to reserve your spot.

Trip dates are currently flexible. Anyone can apply. For more information visit www.ravenadventures.com South Africa for University Students.

If interested, please contact Dana Williams ’14 dmwilliams2@wellesley.edu or Colin Garland globalclassroom@crocker.com


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