miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

Field assistants in Nicaragua cloud forest

Selva Negra Coffee Estate is seeking scientists and field researchers to study and document a variety of animal and plants found on our property including birds like the Resplendent Quetzal, toucans, Three-wattled Bellbirds, howler monkeys, red-eyed tree frogs, pumas, agouti, hundreds of species of orchids and more. In addition to our 1,500-acre organic shade-grown coffee farm, Selva Negra offers more than 500 acres of virgin cloud forest between 1300 and 1500 meters, situated along the continental divide between the Pacific and Atlantic lowlands (part of the Reserva Natural Cerro Arenal).

We hope to learn more about the population, habitat, migration patterns, breeding and health of these animals so as to better protect them and to educate our visitors. We can offer room and board for a discounted rate in exchange for access to the research that you gather during your stay. We also ask that you contribute an exhibit, pamphlet or other information that may be useful in educating future visitors to the farm. Working knowledge or Spanish is preferred and proven knowledge of biology and tropical species is required.

For more info about volunteering as a field assistant, please contact selvanegrainfo[at]gmail.com or see visit our web site www.selvanegra.com.