Thursday, February 26, 2015

Conservation Expedition to the British Virgin Islands

Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition to the British Virgin Islands to help the Anegada iguana (Cyclura pinguis).

The Fort Worth Zoo is seeking participants to provide support for its Anegada iguana conservation project. All participants will play a direct role in conservation research and gain valuable skills in field methods.

Dates: 

  • Session 1: May 17-25
  • Session 2: May 26 - June 3
  • Session 3: July 12-20
  • Session 4: July 21-29

Location: Anegada, British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Cost: $1450 for one session
Group size: Seven to ten participants plus a project leader

As a participant, you will:

  • Learn field research methods such as distance sampling, mark-recapture and GPS
  • Learn plant survey techniques and assist in iguana diet studies
  • Assist researchers with camera-trapping surveys
  • Conduct feral cat surveys
  • Conduct nest surveys
  • Learn radio-tracking techniques

Cost includes: One night on Tortola, BVI; one round-trip ferry ticket from Tortola to Anegada; seven nights on Anegada, meals on Anegada; field supplies, transportation on Anegada and all routine expenses on Anegada.

Cost does NOT INCLUDE: Airfare to Tortola, BVI: meals on Tortola, cab fare to and from the airport.

For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly Bradley, Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Biologist, at kbradley@fortworthzoo.org or 817-759-7173.