Background: The Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program are currently looking for a program assistant and interns for the 2017/18 turtle monitoring season. The Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program monitors and protects key coastal nesting rookeries of endangered sea turtles on Gnaraloo beaches at the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery and the Gnaraloo Cape Farquhar Rookery. Turtles that nest at Gnaraloo are dominantly loggerhead (Caretta caretta), some green (Chelonia mydas) and possibly hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) turtles. The GTCP collects baseline data on turtle nesting activities for informed management to protect them and their critical coastal nesting habitat, to engage the community and schools in conservation, to train scientists for professional careers and to knowledge share its findings.
Internships start from 15 October 2016 to 15 April 2017 and the Program Assistant to be part of the program from 26 September 2017 to 30 May 2018.
Duties: The program interprets and works mainly with turtle and feral animal tracks. Work includes daily turtle surveys with day and night patrols. Feral animal tracks are monitored daily to report on the presence of threats in monitored rookeries for adaptive management. Office work involves daily data entry, data QA/QC, data management and analysis, preparation of the annual scientific report with GIS maps and other wide program responsibilities, including promotion through web postings and media articles. The GTCP field team also hosts and interacts with community and school groups during onsite educational field excursions and through presentations in regional Western Australia and the Perth metropolitan area.
PA Application Form Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gCHQyU3NoBLd0yzQEfZNpbNyvJzZX7QksvLjNVD_Xag/edit?usp=sharing
Intern Application Form Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zfTu2tv8-HwPvyqtIVL8rWpH-07Ay_RTqXGSAvM6YZM/edit?usp=sharing
Intern Advert Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2ttTRYRzTlGUWViTXQxWlFMbjQ/view?usp=sharing