Coastal Shorebird Conservation Field Internships in South Africa

The Nature's Valley Trust (NVT), an award-winning environmental conservation and education NGO on South Africa's beautiful Garden Route, is searching for 6 volunteer interns to join our shorebird research and conservation team over the 2016-17 breeding season!

This project, which focuses on the White-fronted Plover, a ground-nesting shorebird experiencing significant decline, is part of NVT's developing and growing research programme. Interns can expect a combination of involvement and training in various facets of research, such as fieldwork, management/protection techniques, and educational awareness related to shorebird and coastal conservation issues, with a particular focus on the impact of tourism and disturbance.

Please click here for a general announcement, and click here for more detailed information on available positions and associated costs ( If interested, send a CV and short letter of motivation to Dr. Mark Brown (Director, Nature's Valley Trust) at If you have any questions, or for more details, please contact me off-list, or direct inquiries/applications to Dr. Brown.

Kindest Regards,
--Selena Flores
Selena Flores, MSc Candidate
Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, SA DST/NRF Centre of
Excellence, University of Cape Town
Thesis topic: Implications of anthropogenic disturbance of beaches on breeding shorebirds in the high-tourism Garden Route region of South Africa.
Phone (ZA mobile): +27 84 278 0401
Phone (USA Google Voice): +1 714 759 BIRD (2473)