Assistants needed for fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon

The research team at ARCAmazon</b>–<i>the Alliance for Research and Conservation in the Amazon</i>–is seeking volunteers and interns to assist with the setup and roll-out of a long-term wildlife, land-use and climate change research project in the remote Peruvian Amazon.

Participants will work alongside and learn from experienced field researchers and local guides. Data will be collected about local wildlife, human activities and land use in the Las Piedras watershed.

Initial fieldwork will look at the human impacts on (i) groups of endangered Black Peruvian spider monkey (<i>Ateles chamek</i>), (ii) big trees of the lowland Amazon, (iii) mammal and macaw clay-licks, and (iv) large and medium sized terrestrial mammals.

Fieldwork commences in February of 2017 and will be repeated in following years.  Recommended time for participation is 1-3 months, though shorter and longer placements can be considered.

Limited placements will be offered on an application basis.  Successful applicants are expected to cover their own living costs which has been calculated into an all-inclusive participation fee.

1 month (30 days): $2,345

2 months (60 days): $3,955

3 months (90 days): $5,130

The fee includes all board and lodging for the participant, airport pickup and briefing, local transport to and from remote field sites, research equipment, training, supervision and emergency support.  There is a full time chef, comfortable accommodation, even running water!

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For more information, please contact David Johnston: | <a href=3D”mailto:” target=3D”_top”></a></p>

ARCAmazon is working to protect the important Las Piedras Watershed in the south eastern Peruvian Amazon (Madre de Dios). Las Piedras forms part of the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot and it has been noted as an important area for Jaguar populations as well as bird diversity.  It forms part of one of the largest contiguous areas of primary rainforest in the world.  The upper watershed is home to some of the last remaining uncontacted tribes, the Mashco Piro.

Thanks and kind regards,

David Johnston