Advert ID: 20005668
Wildlife Ecologist/Senior Field Ecologist - Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 29 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.
AWC’s mission- to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats- is achieved by:
Of the 29 sanctuaries, 6 sanctuaries are in the southeast region: Kalamurina, Buckaringa, Dakalanta and Yookamurra in SA, Newhaven in NT, and Scotia in NSW, covering a combined area of more than 1 million hectares and protecting a diversity of threatened species and habitats.
Covering 262,000 hectares, Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Australia’s largest non-government protected areas. At Newhaven dramatic quartzite mountains overlook extensive parallel sand dunes, spinifex grasslands, salt lakes and mulga woodlands. Newhaven is a hotspot for the wildlife of central Australia.
At Newhaven, AWC has initiated a project of global biodiversity significance – the establishment of one of Australia’s largest feral predator-free areas, currently covering 9,400 hectares, with future stages potentially increasing this area to up to 100,000 hectares. We plan to reintroduce at least 10 nationally-threatened mammal species to this area. The Mala is already established, with additional species including the Numbat, Golden Bandicoot, Greater Bilby, Burrowing and Brush-tailed Bettongs, and Central Rock Rat, planned for coming years.
AWC is seeking a highly motivated ecologist to help implement conservation programs on Newhaven.
The key responsibility of the position is to lead the team of ecologists based on-site to deliver AWC’s science program on Newhaven, including:
We are looking for an ecologist who is driven to make a significant contribution to the conservation of Australia’s wildlife. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
Based at Newhaven (4.5 hours’ drive north of Alice Springs), where on-site accommodation is provided, this is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia.
This is a temporary appointment (1 year, initially). AWC will seek to provide further opportunities to the appointee, based on performance.
How to apply:View details
Applications via: australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers
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Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or supporting document attached.
Closing date for applications: Sunday, 26 July 2020.
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