Arid Recovery offers internships for recent graduates looking to deepen their practical experience in ecology and conservation. This is an opportunity to work with a small team to gain hands-on experience in the spectrum of land management, ecology, research and communications necessary to advance conservation programs.
The intern will assist staff in day-to-day operation of Arid Recovery. At various times you will be working with and supervised by the Field Ecologist and Community Coordinator, Field and Maintenance Officer, Ecologist, and General Manager. You will do a diverse range of tasks including:
collection and collation of ecological monitoring data (including vegetation survey, track transects and vertebrate trapping);
community engagement through tours, events, market days and school visits;
written communications and fundraising;
administrative and housekeeping tasks;
fence and infrastructure maintenance and feral animal control; and
opportunities to undertake independent research.
Dates: 7 August – 22 December, 2017.
The objectives of the Small Environmental Grant Scheme is to support biodiversity conservation projects in Australia that are concerned with one or more of the following:
* monitoring and recording data
* community education
* community capacity building (training)
* research and science
* sustainable land management (NSW only)
The goal of the Kushlan Research Award in Ciconiiform Biology and Conservation is to encourage significant scientific advances in the biology, ecology, or conservation biology of wading birds (i.e. herons, storks, ibises, and their taxonomic allies).
The grants committee currently solicits proposals that focus on: species relationships within the group; and the status, range, and population sizes of little-known species of Ciconiiformes.
The aim of this scheme is to promote high quality natural history research that is unlikely to be funded through larger nationally competitive schemes.
In 2017 the Royal Society will be awarding small grants for research work in the following fields: ecology, botany, zoology, geology, geomorphology, palaeontology, geophysics, anthropology, biophysics, soil science, environmental science, environmental remediation, and archaeology.
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund was established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available.