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31 Aug 2017

Other Internships Feral Pig Control

Echo – Posted by Echo Rincon, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands


Job Description

The Feral Pig Hunter will be trained on all aspects of the project, including but not limited to: setting camera traps, installing, baiting and setting pig traps; identifying pigs through tracks and markings; and removing pigs from traps. The feral pig hunter will be expected to work independently with little need for direct oversight and will be expected to work in the early morning and late evening hours in sites across Bonaire but most especially in the areas of the Washington Slagbaai National Park and Rincon.
Key responsibilities:
– Learn about pig activity, including numbers seen, gender, and approximate size.
– Be able to identify signs of pigs being in the area and to set camera traps to identify individuals
– Install, bait and set pig traps to capture feral pigs
– Remove and transport or Remove and kill feral pigs that are caught in traps
– Hunt for lone individuals who have become trap-shy
-Assist with outreach and education activities about invasive species, as needed

The right candidate will be able to prove the following skills, education and experience:
•Comfortable walking through thorny dry scrub
•A desire to help reduce and control the presence of free-roaming pigs
•Fit and healthy: capable of hiking, climbing and long hours out in the tropical dry forest
•Spoken proficiency in English. (Dutch or Spanish is a plus.)
•An outgoing person who enjoys meeting new people and learning new things
•Team player & results driven
•Nature loving and environmentally-minded

This role will involve hands-on physical work in a tropical climate (think temperatures of 27°C/80°F+ and lots of cacti around you!).

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Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Other Internships. Salaries: Unpaid.

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