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Archipelagos, Institute of Marine Conservation
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Internship in chameleon research/ conservation; samos,greece

Post Date:Jan 24, 2018Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:Volunteer
Location: Greece - Samos - Eastern Aegean Islands Job Reference:
• Graduate or Student of Environmental, Ecological or related sciences
• Fluency of English language and good computer skills
• Good eye for detail /high standard of work presentation
• Excellent organizational and self – management skills
• Strong desire to help Archipelagos’ conservation efforts
• Ability to work both individually and as part of a dynamic, multi-cultural team
• Motivation to live in a small island community

Job Description:
Samos is the only part of Greece which still supports an established population of Mediterranean chameleons. However, the fragile population of this species is increasingly threatened due to anthropogenic factors. Surveys are carried out in spring, summer and autumn, ceasing during the hibernation period (December – March/April). Archipelagos’ work in this field includes a combination of the following projects:
- Surveys determining the population size and distribution, involving mark-recapture techniques and morphometrical analysis.
- General herpetological surveys
- Surveys assessing seasonal variation of habitats and vegetation type preference
- Research on the extent of anthropogenic impacts and their influence of chameleon/ reptile populations
- Work for the development of conservation measures
- Awareness raising projects aiming to develop community engagement in the conservation efforts


Contact Information
Kleopatra Delaveri
Pythagorio, Samos, Greece
Pythagorio 83103
Ph: 00302273061191

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