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Employer: BirdWatch Ireland
Location: Headford, Co Galway
Job Type: Ecological Advisor

Contract Duration: May 2019 –October 2019, Full time
Salary: €35,000 per annum pro rata
Closing Date: 5pm Wednesday 1 May 2019
     
BirdWatch Ireland, on behalf of the Curlew EIP Operational Group (OG) is looking for an Ecological Advisor to assist with the delivery of The Irish Breeding Curlew EIP in Lough Corrib, Co Galway, funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine’s, European Innovation Partnership fund.
      
The project will trial innovative programmes to improve breeding outcomes for Curlew in these areas, including: training farmers in predator control; nest protection through electric fencing; capital works to improve habitats; and a results based measure for Curlew. 
    

The Ecological Advisor will survey and monitor breeding Curlew populations, and nest sites for breeding outcomes. They will provide advice and training to participating farmers on managing their land for Curlew, and assist in the trial of temporary electric fences. Candidates ​are expected to have experience in carrying out breeding wader surveys, managing land for breeding waders, dealing with landowners and report writing. 

 

For further information and to download an application please visit our website

 

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