Volunteer with Carnivores in Malawi

Carnivore Research Malawi

Kasungu National Park, Malawi

Volunteer • Full Time

www.carnivoreresearchmalawi.org volunteer@carnivoreresearchmalawi.org Sarah King

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018  

Conservation Research Africa (CRA) is a charity in England and Wales that conducts and supports applied research to inform conservation and wildlife management in Africa. Based in Malawi, CRAs flagship project is Carnivore Research Malawi (CRM), previously Wild Dog Conservation Malawi which conducts applied research, conservation and education to conserve hyaena, wild dog and other carnivores in Malawi.

We offer the opportunity for people with a passion for wildlife and wildlife research to volunteer their time to assist us in achieving our aims. We need as much help as we can get to make a difference for carnivores and their habitats in Africa, we are a small team with a big task ahead. In return it is our hope that volunteers will enjoy volunteering with us, meet like-minded people and develop new skills.

Unique experience in the remote Kasungu National Park

Volunteers will be based at our research centre located in Kasungu National Park overlooking the Lifupa Dam in the centre of the park. The park harbours an abundant wildlife population including elephant, reedbuck, waterbuck, sable, hippo, buffalo, zebra, leopard and hyaena. Living in camp you will be on permanent safari, with regular visits to camp by elephants, hippos, warthogs and monkey. Accommodation here will comprise of safari tents (with beds) on concrete platforms. We have a fully equipped living area with flushing toilets and showers, and a small kitchen.

Gain new skills

We conduct a variety of research projects giving you the opportunity to gain a diverse range of skills. We conduct research on all carnivores and their prey and have ongoing projects including: a spotted Hyaena Ecology and Diet Study, prey density estimation and camera trapping. These projects will involve a range of surveying techniques including camera trapping, and spotlighting, as well as large mammal surveying and large mammal transects.

Volunteers are an important part of CRM and we hope to give everyone a fun and rewarding experience. Whatever your background, there is plenty you can contribute with a range of activities to match your interests and abilities. Our volunteers undertake a range of carnivore surveying and monitoring activities, as well as some community education and awareness activities.

How to apply:

If you are interested download the information pack and the application form here and send your application to volunteer@carnivoreresearchmalawi.org

Contact us at volunteer@carnivoreresearchmalawi.org if you have any questions.

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