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23 sept. 2020 Mauritian Wildlife Foundation Pink Pigeon project Conservation Biologists (Ref: PPCB-2020) Mauritian Only

Project background / purpose
The Pink Pigeon recovery program has seen the restoration of this endangered species from only 10 individuals in 1990 to over 470 individuals in 2018.
The long-term survival of the species depends upon the management of the sub-populations and habitat restoration.
The post holder will be responsible for assisting to manage (if there is a more senior field staff at the assigned site) or managing the sub-population, at the assigned field station, of this Mauritian endemic, and to develop the project to ensure the future survival of the species.
We invite you to visit our website for further information on the project and on the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation.

The position
A unique opportunity to join a dynamic field team, and contribute to the conservation of what was formerly considered amongst the rarest birds in the world.
The project is considered as being one of the most successful bird conservation projects conducted.
The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to learn a wide range of field skills relating to the monitoring and management of the species including bird handling (ringing, blood sample collection, and collection of morphometric measurements).
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a species and a project that is known internationally amongst conservationists.

Qualifications / requirement
We are looking for applicants that have the following qualities/experience:

  • Good level of physical fitness and stamina.
  • Experience working outdoors (especially hiking and navigation in the forest and in difficult terrain).
  • Ability to work alone, in all weather, in remote and rugged locations.
  • Strong observation skills.
  • Good practical skills.
  • Good communicator – written and oral.
  • Strong initiative and independence; must be able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis.
  • Ability to live and work with teams and persons from different backgrounds in remote arduous conditions.
  • Able to follow and work to established protocols.
  • Must not be color blind.
  • Proven interest in wildlife conservation and in the protection of the environment.

Summary of terms and conditions of employment

Accommodation: Provided
Transport: Provided for work purposes
Location: Island of Mauritius / Mauritius

Policies and procedures:
We have policies designed to ensure the well-being of both workers and volunteers e.g. Accommodation, vehicles, etc.

Recruitment & Selection process
A questionnaire will be sent to applicants that are short-listed, which will be followed by an interview for the strongest candidates.
How to apply
• E-mail your application quoting the job reference to the HR at
• Attach a motivation letter (saved as first name_last name_Motivation Letter) and CV (saved as first name_last name_CV) as separate word documents attached to the e-mail.
• Selection will start as of the 25th of October 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Contact : HR Manager

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