AllยปSouth Africa-University Of Cape Town Animal Evolution And Systematics

South Africa-University Of Cape Town Animal Evolution And Systematics

Project id:402
Date submitted:2014-02-03
Date approved:2014-02-19
Project name:University of Cape Town - Animal Evolution and Systematics
Short description:Research assistants for bat behavioural reseach
Country name:South Africa
Region name:Africa
Address:Cape Town
Commitment:About 1 week (or less)
Type of work:Conservation
Required skills:Physically fit (involves rowing to caves)
Comfortable handling wild bats
Vaccinated against rabies
Costs:None (host provides food and / or accommodation)
Contact person:Robert Raw
Email:    (Note: email address is triple protected from spammers.)
Full description:Research volunteers required to assist with field based studies on wild bats as part of a PhD project at the University of Cape Town. Volunteers will spend up to a month at a time (or part thereof) at De Hoop Nature Reserve near the southern tip of Africa.
Work will involve capturing, handling and feeding bats during short periods of captivity.
Additional info:The work will involve capturing bats during the day, then feeding at night. Volunteers will need to be prepared for long nights handling wild animals. Patience is required to train the bats to eat in captivity.