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Mediterranean Chameleon Research and Conservation - Internship Opportunity In Greece

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In Sámos (Greece)

£ 2001-3000

Description

  • Typology

    Event

  • Level

    Intermediate

  • Location

    Sámos (Greece)

  • Duration

    6 Months

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

Start your career with an unforgettable experience! Emagister presents an exciting internship program on Mediterranean Chameleon Research and Conservation, offered by the Archipelagos Center, Institute of Marine Conservation.

Samos is the only part of Greece that still has an established population of the Mediterranean chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon). Even so, threats to this fragile population are increasing exponentially due to anthropogenic factors.
To monitor the state and habitat of the population of this interesting animal, the archipelagos land conservation team conducts surveys throughout the year. In addition, the data collected about the chameleon and other populations of herpetological species are used for conservation initiatives and efforts of Archipelagos.

Graduates, students and volunteers can be part of this work through an internship, which they can request in order to enrich their knowledge with the practical experience of working on field research and conservation projects. A series of key scientific conservation topics are addressed, providing participants with field research experience contributing directly to the future of this unique ecosystem.

We invite you to be part of this adventure that will help you develop your professional and personal skills. To learn more about this program, request more information through Emagister and we will contact you to provide advice.

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Location

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Sámos (Greece)
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Eastern Aegean Sea, islands of Samos and Lipsi.

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To take into account

In order to monitor the status and the habitat of the chameleon population, the Archipelagos terrestrial conservation team carries out surveys throughout the year. Furthermore, the data gathered on chameleon and other herpetological species populations is used towards Archipelagos’ conservation initiatives and efforts.

Undergraduates and recent graduates of various courses related to biology, ecology, chemistry etc. as well as students, bachelors and masters of arts and media related courses.

• At least one year of college or university studies in the fields of marine, environmental, geographical and/or related sciences • Experience in identification of marine flora • Experience in snorkeling, free-diving and/or kayaking • Capacity for accurate and consistent data collection and analysis • Comfortable working under low supervision as well as leading a project independently • Ability to write scientific reports and papers • Ability to work both individually and as part of a dynamic, multi- cultural, multidisciplinary team

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11 years with Emagister

Subjects

  • Conservation
  • Determining
  • Chameleon
  • Mark
  • Recapture
  • Techniques
  • Morphometrical
  • Analysis
  • Observational
  • Tortoise
  • Anthropogenic
  • Chameleon population
  • Distribution
  • Mark-recapture techniques
  • Morphometrical analysis
  • Observational surveys
  • Various lizard
  • Amphibian species
  • Anthropogenic impacts
  • Influence

Course programme

Project activities include:
  • Determining the chameleon population size and distribution using mark-recapture techniques and morphometrical analysis
  • Carrying out observational surveys of various lizard, snake, tortoise and amphibian species
  • Carrying out research on the extent of anthropogenic impacts and their influence on chameleon and other reptile populations
  • Assessing seasonal variation of habitats and vegetation type preferences
  • Developing population and habitat conservation measures
  • Participating in awareness-raising projects aiming to develop community engagement.

Additional information

Monthly fees include:

Living expenses (shared accommodation, all meals, wi-fi)
Use of equipment & research boats
Transport for working purposes
Greek language lessons
Students and recent graduates are advised to explore possible funding through their universities, by getting in touch with the Finance / International Relations / Placement/ Erasmus+ Offices at their Universities or other relevant grant providing organizations in their region.
Travelling costs are NOT included and are covered by the participant.

Mediterranean Chameleon Research and Conservation - Internship Opportunity In Greece

£ 2001-3000