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For the last few years RAVON is conducting several studies in the Dutch Caribbean Islands. The small Island Saint Eustatius on the Lesser Antilles where the Lesser Antillean Iguana (Iguana delicatissima) occurs. This species is endemic to the Lesser Antilles and is threatened by a myriad of factors. Aside from this species there are also several other interesting research projects concerning reptiles.


ITEM: HERPETOFAUNA SAINT EUSTATIUS AND LESSER ANTILLES

  • Researching the Lesser Antillean iguanas (Iguana delicatissima) nesting behaviour on the island of St Eustatius.
    The Antillean iguana now only occurs on St Eustatius within the Dutch Caribbean. They are under great pressure from multiple threats, including hybridisation with the green iguana (Iguana iguana). Sadly only a few nesting areas remain where iguanas can lay their eggs. Little is known on their nesting behaviour, and therefore we want to constantly monitor their nests, and create artificial nests. Monitoring will be done with camera traps to help you keep a constant eye out on the nests. This internship will be from February till June. During your internship you will have to be in the field every day to check the nests and study iguana nesting behaviour. Do you possess a great deal of independence, do you speak good English and are you up for an adventure on a tropical island? Then this might be the internship for you.

    LEVEL: WO
    EXTENT OF THE INTERNSHIP: 5 months
    START DATE: Februari/ June
    SUPERVISORS: T. van Wagensveld & H. Madden

  RAVON is de kennisorganisatie voor reptielen, amfibieën en vissen. Advies, onderzoek & bescherming.   Telefoon: 024-7410600
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