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Field Biologist
Job Categry Biologists
Location Karnataka
Reporting To Head/OIC - Conflict Mitigation
Date Posted 19 - Jul - 2016
Wildlife Trust of India invites applications from candidates with an MSc Degree and 1-2 years of experience in the field to join its new Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation Project in the MM Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka.
 
This is a new project being jointly implemented by Wildlife Trust of India and the Nature Conservation Foundation, Bangalore. One of the thrust areas of the project is to address human-wildlife conflict in and around the MM Hills WLS and Cauvery WLS. For this, the project aims to establish a Mobile Veterinary Service (MVS) to rescue wild animals from conflict situations. The project is looking for an enthusiastic team member to work as a field biologist, assisting the MVS team in tracking (movement monitoring), capturing and releasing wild animals that come into conflict with humans. The biologist will also be expected to collect comprehensive data on human-wildlife conflict in the area.

Qualifications, experience and skills

·          MSc with 1-2 years experience in the field (fresh MSc graduates with a good track record may also be
         considered)

·          Comprehensive knowledge in the fields of mammalian biology and ecology
·          Proficiency in English is a must; knowledge of Kannada is desirable
·          Should be willing to work in inhospitable, remote areas of the forested landscape around MM Hills as required
·          Should be able to drive a four-wheel drive vehicle in rough terrain

Broad Responsibilities

·          Collecting primary data on various aspects of human-wildlife conflict through questionnaire surveys, and
         secondary data from relevant forest department offices in the area

·          Compiling and analysing data, identifying conflict hot-spots and developing a detailed understanding of the
         dynamics of human-wildlife conflict in the landscape

·          Monitoring the movement of large carnivores in the landscape during ongoing conflict situations
·          Providing advice on release site selection for captured wildlife
·          Updating and maintaining animal conflict case records
·         Preparing monthly, bi-annual and annual donor reports
·          Assisting the Project Head/OiC in any other activity within the project’s mandate


Wildlife Trust of India (www.wti.org.in) is a leading Indian nature conservation organisation committed to the service of nature. Its mission is to conserve wildlife and its habitat and to work for the welfare of individual wild animals, in partnership with communities and governments. WTI’s team of 150 dedicated professionals work towards achieving its vision of a secure natural heritage of India, in six priority landscapes, knit holistically together by seven key strategies or Big Ideas. 

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