Get trained in community led marine conservation and volunteer to protect endangered sea turtles in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh!

Bay of Bengal Sea Turtle Program welcomes applications for Field Assistant positions throughout the year.

 

Who can apply?

Community works

Spend such a wonderful time with fisher folks and local community.

Anyone interested in protecting marine biodiversity is eligible to apply.
Particularly, if you are an undergraduate, a graduate or post-graduate from any discipline of Earth, Ocean, and Environmental sciences, Life Sciences or Social Sciences, it is an opportunity for you to learn and get trained in conservation research and advocacy.

We specially encourage folks from Anthropology, Sociology, Law, Zoology, Mass-communication, Journalism, Tourism or Development Studies background. Volunteers with experience of community-works and skill of writing/ geographic information system (GIS)/ social survey/ photography and fund raising will get priority in selection.

Your responsibility as volunteer field assistant

Nesting sea turtles in SMI

Once the nesting mother leaves the beach, it’s you who are responsible to protect the eggs and babies.

  • Supporting local communities, local government institutions and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in in-situ nest protection of sea turtles.
  • Taking part in nesting activity monitoring, nest exhumation, social surveys and community-engagement works.
  • Engaging tourism companies in turtle conservation and fund raising.

 

Visit this blog to see works by volunteers of previous season !

 

Volunteers are expected to help the local youth with conservation activities and taking part in several scientific studies based on their qualifications.

Working period

Selected volunteers will be assigned on specific tasks from 1st October to 30th April, with three obligatory 6-day long field trips within this period.

Fees

BDT 15000. The fees will cover travel, food and accommodation for field trips and other expenses to arranged workshops.

Deadline

August 30. We encourage to apply early to ensure that you get the field trip dates more suitable for you.

Apply Now: To apply for a position as volunteer field assistant download this form and act accordingly- BoB Sea Turtle Field Assistant Application Form.

29 baby sea turtles got a second chance at life on the morning of 22nd December 2015 when they were released in the bay of the Bengal off the west beach of Saint Martin’s Island. Earlier volunteers rescued them from a nest under attack by a pack of 9 dogs. Photo: Sumon Kormokar/ Save Our Sea

29 baby sea turtles got a second chance at life on the morning of 22nd December 2015 when they were released in the Bay of the Bengal off the west beach of Saint Martin’s Island. Earlier volunteers rescued them from a nest under attack by a pack of stray dogs. Photo: Sumon Kormokar/ Save Our Sea

 

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