The Amazon Megafish Migration project is currently seeking volunteers to help in several areas. The project includes data collection for two species, Atlantic tarpon and largetooth sawfish, for which data collection will begin in earnest in August, 2019 and continue until the end of November, 2019. The work will include both field sampling (for Atlantic tarpon), as well as work with museums, non-profits, and private collections to secure samples of sawfish rostral teeth for chemical analysis. Beyond fieldwork and sampling, the project will also include a large public outreach and fundraising component.
During the sampling period we will be actively working to build public interest via social media, as well as fundraising using a crowdfunding model based on Experiment.com. This effort will be bilingual, in English and Portuguese, with the intent of providing interesting and timely information on these incredible species and the places they inhabit. At the same time we hope to fund some travel and sample analysis through private foundation grants.
To complete this ambitious scientific and public outreach campaign EcoWB is looking for volunteers with specific skills and interest who would like to participate in making this project a success. Click the links below for descriptions and qualifications for each position. If you would like to learn more or apply, send your resume or CV and statement of interest to Jens Hegg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the position for which you are applying and additional positions of interest if applicable.