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Marine Mammal Research Nicaragua

 

Description

We are a non profit organisation whose aim is to protect and conserve cetaceans. We look for research assistants for field work, photo-identification and data entry from January to April every year.
 
The project aims to generate knowledge on cetacean presence, distribution and habitat use patterns. The research assistant will have a uniqu […]

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Dates of program:
January to April every year

Duration of program:
3 months

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Cost:
500 Euros per month which includes accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), training and two t-shirts.

Other information:
Master students or persons aiming to work on a research project are strongly encouraged to apply to this position. European students or unemployed persons are encouraged to apply and can contact us to discuss funding opportunities.


Reviews

An unforgettable experience!
"The Cetacean Conservation project in Nicaragua is a super project associating scientific research and public outreach in order to preserve cetaceans. I'm proud to be part of this adventure which allows me to use my scientific skills for an environmental purpose. I admire Joƫlle De Weerdt, the project director, for her enthusiasm and perseverance to improve things in Nicaragua. For me, it was a first professionnal experience, but also an extraordinary human adventure, the discover of another culture and meeting of passionated people. This experience was about fieldwork close to animals, between research, wonder and hard work. An unforgettable experience!"- Courteille Marine

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