Primate Field Researcher Advert

1 September 2017 Jobs

The Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) was established in 2008 when their first project, The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre (LWC), opened as Malawi’s first wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and education centre. Since then LWT has expanded their programs to include an extensive national environmental education program, a strong force in investigating and combating wildlife crime, and an expansion of their wildlife research program.

LWT’s Research Program has field based projects in Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve (VMWR), Nyika National Park (NNP), as well as captive based studies at the LWC, focusing primarily on primates.  Our recent project augments our Primate Reintroduction Project previously based in Kasungu NP and is now expanding to VMWR and NNP. We are conducting three primate projects; 1) primate and habitat assessment of VMWR; 2) samango monkey census and genetics study in NNP and 3) a primate reintroduction project in VMWR.

Job Description

We are looking for someone to coordinate the VMWR Primate Census Project. We are developing a census of the yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) and vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) populations to 1) inform biodiversity of the park, and 2) to inform the primate reintroduction project. To date, there has been no wildlife research in VMWR so this project will be the first of its kind for primates here.

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