We are looking for a very special volunteer
We are now seeking someone with at least four years’ professional experience in primate rehabilitation who is looking for a new challenge as initiator and manager of the first Barbary macaque rehabilitation centre in Morocco. The centre will be adjacent to BMAC's Conservation and Education Centre in a remote area of northern Morocco adjacent to Barbary macaque habitat near the forest of Bouhachem. We will be able to offer free on-site accommodation but the successful applicant will be responsible for fund-raising for the centre's construction and running expenses including their own stipend and travel expenses. The centre's manager will be supported and advised by BMAC directors and a group of experts in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. In the first instance, the position will be home-based but the manager will be permanently based in Morocco when the construction of the centre begins.
Qualifications and experience: Practical hands-on experience of wildlife rehabilitation with an emphasis on ex-pet primate socialisation rehab is essential. We are seeking someone with at least four years’ experience of working in a professional capacity with confiscated primates. Fund-raising experience and the ability to speak English is essential with French or Spanish desirable. There will be opportunities to undertake research in collaboration with other BMAC staff. Experience of wildlife rehabilitation for raptors and tortoises would be an asset.
To apply send a current CV with contact details for 2 referees familiar with work along with a covering letter explaining why you believe you are suitable or this position to email@example.com. Application Deadline: 15 December 2013. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview after this date.
Monkey Murals! This little school near Jbel Kelti got a visit from Sonia and Ahmed last year and learned all about the macaques that live near their village. Since then, thanks to their teacher, they have set up an environmental club and last week they had an open week. Ahmed was invited and transported lots of tree saplings for the children to plant.
On one of the days, an artist came to paint a mural on the school's wall. He asked the children what they would like to see every day and they replied El Zatoot! So they have a mural of Barbary macaques with the message "Don’t support the capture and commerce of wild animals". This is a great result for BMCRif's education and awareness work and makes us more determined to continue. Thank you to these little children and their teacher for their enthusiasm and support of their macaques.
BMAC is very excited about our latest education project. This spring, we will be collaborating with and supporting Monkeys Acting in Schools for Conservation (MASC). MASC will be presenting a theatrical adaptation of The Journey of Teshta ( which you can download here) in the villages and schools of Bouhachem, the city of Tetouan and the towns on the Mediterranean coast. We are all very excited about this project as it is another step forward in delivering our conservation message whilst making it fun and innovative. If you would like to help us fundraise for this project then please don't hesitate to contact us!
For more information read this Zooquaria article about Barbary macaque trade in Morocco and how BMAC helps.
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