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Wildlife Guiding Internship

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 01/04/2012
Company Name Volunteer Latin America
Contact Name Stephen Knight
Telephone 020 7193 9163
Email info@volunteerlatinamerica.com
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This boutique safari lodge is offering a wildlife guiding internship in a pristine part of the southern Pantanal. During the first few weeks of your stay, you will be learning (with the help of experienced guides and trackers) about this unique and rich ecosystem, and about the animals that inhabit the land, rivers and lakes around the lodge. Then, you will assist the guides and trackers on the excursions with the guests. As the lodge is also a small cattle ranch, there will also be the opportunity to learn about the traditional cowboy culture that exists in the Pantanal, and to even assist in the rounding up of cattle by horse.

Important skills that you will be learning: basic 4 × 4 driving in a safari jeep; radio use; using a spotlight for night safaris; horse riding; canoeing; looking after guests; clearing trails and roads used for walks and safari drives with the guests; identifying the tracks of different Pantanal animals; identifying the calls of different Pantanal animals (especially birds); learning the names of the animals; learning about behaviour of the animals; learning about the ecosystem, particularly how the seasonal floods influence the behaviour of the animals; learning about the culture of the Pantanal people.

It is very important that applicants have excellent people skills and enjoy looking after guests. Also, applicants need to have a strong interest in wildlife. Ideally, they would have some background in working with or studying wildlife.

There is no cost to participate and interns receive free board and lodging at the lodge.

This project is listed on the Latin Lounge.

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