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22 avr. 2022 Mauritian Widlife Foundation Plant Conservation Biologist Intern (paid position)

The position
A unique opportunity to work with endangered endemic flora and contribute to their recovery.
The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to learn or consolidate a wide range of plant propagation and ecosystem restoration skills, while working closely with our flora staff on:

• Conducting plant searches and surveys in the field to obtain information on the distribution, phenology, and survivorship of threatened endemic plants
• Collection and processing of plant materials for propagation
• Plant propagation in the Ile aux Aigrettes nursery for forest restoration, threatened species recovery and for education
• Nursery plant care, including control of invertebrate pest within the nursery
• Collecting, cleaning, and processing seeds for seed banking
• Re-introduction of plants in the wild and planting in Field Gene banks, followed by monitoring and aftercare
• Control of invasive plant species around threatened plant species
• Collecting, entering, and managing data
• Communicating with different stakeholders through education and awareness activities
• Preparing progress reports and work summary

Qualifications / requirements
• Mauritian nationality
• Have recently gained a BSc in the biological sciences, agricultural sciences, or related fields
• Have a keen interest in plant conservation
• Have basic horticultural skills
• Have good written and spoken English
• Be a proficient user of Microsoft Office

Terms and conditions:
This is a twelve month paid internship. At the end of this period employment may be offered if a place is available.
Other conditions will be further discussed at interview.

How to apply:
Please send a CV (resume) and a covering letter (with the word ‘Flora Intern’ followed by your surname and initials at the start of each file name), by email to:

Selection of candidates for interview will begin as in May 2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been selected.

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