Kupu in partnership with The Hawai‘i Endangered Bird Conservation Program are looking for a passionate individual who is motivated to join the ‘Alalā release and tracking team.
This opportunity will provide an exciting and unique learning experience for recent college graduates. The member will collaborate and learn from staff members in a professional environment. Learning all aspects of releasing, tracking, and monitoring of the ‘Alalā, and will be part of a larger program that also conducts conservation breeding and associated activities for endangered Hawaiian birds. Learning opportunities include: caring for birds in aviaries prior to release, radio tracking released individuals, preparing and provisioning supplementary food, assisting in recapture and transmitter attachment, monitoring behavior and condition of birds before and after release, and detailed record keeping.
The Hawai‘i Endangered Bird Conservation Program collaborates with various agencies and organizations to prevent Hawaiian birds from extinction and to aid in their recovery in the wild. Since the Program was established in 1993, it has helped 16 different endemic Hawaiian bird species, has hatched 1378 birds, and released 810 birds into the wild, including ‘Alalā.
DURATION: 1/20/2020 - 12/12/2020
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