The keeping of songbirds is a popular pastime in Southeast Asia. However, unsustainable trapping pressures is one of the main drivers of species loss in the region. The dearth of consumer demand data impedes the effective implementation of conservation plans. This project aims to understand the underlying drivers of demand for songbirds in Singapore. We hope to implement an evidence-based approach to wildlife trade campaigns, to influence consumer preferences with demand-centric conservation efforts.
- We are looking for enthusiastic students, with an interest in wildlife conservation, to conduct market-research style surveys with a specific target audience across Singapore.
- This project is a joint collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society, Wildlife Reserves Singapore and BirdLife International. This is an exciting opportunity to work with both local and non-governmental organisations on a conservation project in Singapore
- 1st Nov 2019 – 28th Feb 2019 (Part-time position with a non-traditional schedule — time of day, and days of week, will vary depending on research needs).
- The candidate would need to dedicate a few hours each week for data collection.
- Non-traditional pay scheme (non-hourly); project-based pay with flexible working days/hours. Exact duration to be confirmed.
- Keen interest in environment, nature, conservation and its social aspects.
- Self-motivated and highly independent individual.
- Highly methodical and meticulous with data collection and management.
- Strong conversational, communication and interpersonal skills. Fluent in both written and spoken English.
- Proficiency in Mandarin and/or Bahasa Melayu would be advantageous. Proficiency in dialects (hokkien etc.) would be a plus.
- Non-honours students are also welcome to apply
- To apply, send your CV by 29 September, a brief paragraph highlighting why you are a good fit for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Shortlisted applicants would be notified for an interview in early Oct. There is also a possibility for selected candidates to explore a Honours internship position with Birdlife in AY18/19 Semester 2.