[MARMAM] Irrawaddy Dolphin Research Assistants Needed

Sarah Tubbs sarahtubbs123 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 00:32:10 PST 2018


In September 2017, 'The Cambodian Marine Mammal Conservation Project' was
established. The initiative was formed through a collaboration between two
NGOs, Marine Conservation Cambodia, and the DMAD Marine Mammals Research
Association. Now the project is working closely with the Dolphin and
Development Division of Cambodia's Fisheries Administration.

The project has an initial 18-month timeline, however it is likely a
continued monitoring program will be established after this. The initial
aim is to collect data on abundance, distribution and residency to
delineate and protect critical habitats for the Irrawaddy dolphin in
Cambodia's Kep Archipelago.

The research team is in the field collecting behavioral data 4 times a
week, with the rest of the time spent entering the findings, and turning
these findings into reports and publications. There is also an education
and outreach focus, trying to engage local scientists and the local
community.

The project is based within Marine Conservation Cambodia's headquarters, on
the isalnd of Koh Ach Seh, in Cambodia's Kep Archipelago. Now, we are
looking for enthusiastic, motivated and hard-working individuals to join
our dolphin research team. The positions are ideal for students or post
grads who wish to gain experience in the cetacean
research field.

The positions are unpaid and require a contribution fee of US$300/week to
cover accommodation, food and diving. Spring and Summer placesare
available. We are looking for interns who can commit 3 months to the
project, however shorter durations may be
considered for exceptional candidates.

if interested, please send a cover letter and CV to
cambodiadolphinproject at gmail.com. In your covering letter, please state the
dates for which you wish to
intern.

For more information, please visit
https://www.marineconservationcambodia.org/

*Sarah Tubbs*
Project Coordinator of 'The Cambodian Dolphin Project', Marine Conservation
Cambodia
+855 97 642 5886 | cambodiadolphinproject at gmail.com |
https://www.marineconservationcambodia.org/
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