Project properties

Title Conservation Behaviour and Ecology of New Zealand birds
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 24-36
Supervisor(s) Marc Naguib
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info marc.naguib@wur.nl
Begin date 2017/11/01
End date 2023/10/31
Description New Zealand's native vertebrates are threatened by invasive species from Europe and Australia. As a consequences several Ecosanctuaries have been set up, where the fauna is protected by a fence keeping non native predators out. Bushy Park, an 88 hectare fenced sanctuary of mature forest, on the North Island of New Zealand is one of the sanctuaries to which the Hihi (Stitchbird) has been re-introduced and now requires ongoing monitoring. This internship will involve support in maintaining the sanctuary as part of a larger team of volunteers and at the same time collect data on spatial and breeding behaviour of this, and/or other native animals. The sanctuary provides newly renovated accommodation, local guidance and support. If you are interested, please contact Marc Naguib well ahead of time.
Used skills Wildlife management, animal monitoring, ornithological field work
Requirements Willingness to travel and stay at remote, but well managed, field site