Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition - Anegada iguana

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 16-24, 2017
  • Session 2: May 25 - June 2, 2017
  • Session 3: July 11-19, 2017
  • Session 4: July 20-28, 2017
Location: Anegada, British Virgin Islands
Cost: $1,450 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.