Location: Glenwherry, Antrim
Salary: £21,622.00 - £23,987.00 Per Annum
Duration: 6 month
As part of a UK-wide project funded through the EU LIFE programme to halt the decline of Curlew, RSPB NI aims to deliver landscape-scale conservation at our two key research sites; Glenwherry and Lough Erne. This will include habitat management, predator control and research and monitoring.
Northern Ireland Curlew specifically has declined by 82% since the 80s, with only an estimated 250 pairs left we are in a race against time to stabilise and reverse this population decline.
Within the last two years, Glenwherry has established itself as a forefront in curlew conservation in the UK and Ireland. Producing enough chicks in the last two seasons to be optimistic that we might have turned the tides for this iconic species within the site.
Your role will be to collect data on the breeding ecology of Curlew. This will include mapping the distribution, abundance, and behaviour of breeding curlews and other moorland bird species, vegetation recording, and habitat assessments, assessing the abundance and distribution of key nest/chick predators (e.g. via fox scat surveys) and data entry. You will also be working along side the Conservation Officers to help provide more hands-on conservation work such as nest finding and erecting nest protection fences.
Key activities will include:
What we need from you
The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.
Closing: 23:59, Monday 13th February 2023
Closing Date: 13/02/2023 Location: Glenwherry, Antrim Hills / Antrim Plateu