Collaborators for protection and monitoring of Egyptian vulture nests needed


Regions: Russenski Lom, Provadiysko-Royaksko Plateaus, Eastern Balkan Mountain
Period: 1 April-10-15 September 2012
Conditions: all living expenses are covered together with a daily wage on site. The participants are supplied with a telescope for the monitoring. Accommodation is in the nearest village/town.
Requirements: The eligible applicants need to show a strong motivation; they need to be in good general health with a profound interest in nature conservation, and to be ready to spend the daylight hours (even in bad weather) carrying out their monitoring and filling out the ornithological diary. They need to follow the prescribed methodology and the instructions, as well as to maintain good communications with the local people in rural areas. They need to be 18 years old or older and to have a driver’s license. A private vehicle is an advantage. Other advantages are the possession of a digital camera for documenting any interesting observations through the telescope, earlier participation in conservation activities and the ability to identify birds of prey.
Required possessions: Obligatory possessions include a mobile phone, rucksack, outdoor clothes and trekking boots (two pairs), raincoat, warm clothes. Highly recommended: binoculars, tent (to be used as shelter in bad weather; over-night accommodation will be provided), carry mat, sleeping bag and a field bird guide.
Duration: at least 10 consecutive days; collaborators who can afford to stay longer have an advantage.
Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until 5 September.
For further information:
Ivaylo Angelov,, mob: + 359 878 599 381;
Stoyan Nikolov,, mob: + 359 878 599 372;
This activity is carried out within the Urgent Measures to Secure the Survival of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Bulgaria and Greece project (LIFE10 NAT/BG/000152), funded by the LIFE+ Programme of the EU and the A. G. Leventis Foundation.

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