A British wildlife group is looking for anyone willing to spend 13 months on one of the world’s most remote islands to study its bird population.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has posted a job listing for a new field officer on Gough Island, a British territory about 1,500 miles from Africa in the South Atlantic Ocean, according to the BBC.
The position pays between £25,000 and £27,000 — less than $35,000 — and requires a science degree or equivalent field experience as well as a willingness to work “consistently long hours” tracking birds, according to the listing. Is.
The listing states, “This position offers a unique opportunity for a highly motivated and disciplined candidate with relevant fieldwork skills and a keen interest in wildlife, who will be able to effectively manage small island living in a challenging and remote sub-Antarctic environment.” Can be customized.”
Seabirds are dying of starvation off the AK coast
Gough Island, part of the UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha, has no permanent human population, although the RSPB employs seven people and around 8 million birds call it home, the BBC said. The island can only be reached by boat.
UNESCO designated the island a World Heritage Site for its relatively undisturbed ecosystem, which serves as an important haven for nesting seabirds in the South Atlantic. Its location between 40 and 50 south latitude of the equator makes it prone to strong winds.
Hawaiian seabirds, other species relocated by once-hesitant climate activists
Two of the seven full-time workers on the island, Rebecca Goodwill and Lucy Dorman, told the BBC they eat packaged or frozen food that is kept in two walk-in freezers that are stocked annually.
“One is filled with frozen vegetables and the other is basically filled with frozen meat, and then we’ve got a lot of canned fruits and vegetables,” Goodwill told the outlet. “They give us a year’s worth of food supply during that two-week acquisition time, and we trade it off for the rest of the year.”
The fascinating sex life of the 185-year-old tortoise Jonathan
Despite its isolated location, the island has internet access, which the women said allows them to communicate with friends and family at home in the UK.
Click here to get the Fox News app
“In a weird way I feel I am more connected to my friends and family here than when I worked in Scotland,” Goodwill said. “It’s a great community here, so we’re able to share stories, and learn from each other and support each other when you can’t be at a wedding or funeral.”
We have detected that you are using extensions to block ads. Please support us by disabling these ads blocker.