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Sea Turtles 911

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Are you currently residing in Hawaii?

Are you experienced in collecting data for research?

Are you passionate about saving endangered animals from extinction?

If yes, this is your opportunity to make a difference!

BASIC FUNCTION
Sea Turtles 911 is looking for Wildlife Researchers (Citizen Scientists) to collect data for a research project studying basking sea turtles on Oahu beaches. The ideal candidate would have their own transportation to the North Shore of Oahu.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Survey and conduct field research to collect data on basking sea turtles, including taking photos for photo identification purposes.
  • Coordinate between research project and educational outreach programs to ensure they are benefiting each other and aligning with the overall mission of Sea Turtles 911.
  • Lead students and volunteers during field research and resolve conflicts and issues they may have to ensure their volunteer experience is fulfilling.

TO APPLY

Please note that only applicants who are already residing on Oahu, Hawaii, will be considered. Please send resume and cover letter explaining your interests in application and why you think you would be a good fit. Thank you.

ABOUT SEA TURTLES 911

Ocean Rescue Foundation DBA Sea Turtles 911 is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of marine turtles in Asia and Hawaii.

Did you know that thousands of endangered sea turtles are slaughtered every year in Asia? Because Hawaii is such a wonderful refuge for sea turtles, it's easy to forget that in other places in the world, sea turtles are still the victims of human consumption. In Asia, sea turtles are killed for their meat and shells. Many tourists in Hawaii are from Asia, where the illegal poaching and trade of endangered sea turtles are happening everyday. Sea Turtles 911 gives the turtles a voice and educate the tourists about both the devastating decline of the turtle populations in Asia, including plastic pollution issues, and what they can do to help. By educating the tourists effectively, visitors return to their home countries and stop buying products made from sea turtles, thereby reducing the market demand and supply of endangered sea turtles.

Learn more about this urgent mission of Sea Turtles 911 in this CNN article:

http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/china-hainan-sea-turtles

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About Sea Turtles 911

Location:

2218 Lime St., Honolulu, HI 96826, US

Mission Statement

To continuously advocate for sea turtle rights. To support the advancement of sea turtle conservation by creating a safer oceanic habitat for the continued survival of sea turtles and all marine life; and to promote their peaceful co-existence with humans by ending the global exploitation of sea turtles. Sea Turtles 911 uses grassroots action to spread awareness and appreciation through education, contribute to local empowerment through ecotourism, and to successfully achieve sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation.

Description

Sea Turtles 911 is a non-profit organization based in Hawaii and Hainan, sister states between the United States and China. The charity works to advance marine turtle conservation by raising public awareness and education to reduce environmental impacts on sea turtles; researching ways to achieve sustainable populations of sea turtles; rescuing injured sea turtles and releasing them back to their natural habitats. Marine turtles are an ideal animal for inspiring wildlife oceanic appreciation amongst people of different cultures since they are one of the rare animals which innocently defy political and geographical boundaries, as they instinctively migrate through waters of different countries. With their naturally appealing attraction to the public as gentle and charismatic animals, sea turtles have globally attained the iconic status as a 'flagship species’, serving as Mother Nature’s ambassador for the ocean. Sea Turtles 911’s mission to save sea turtles provides a platform of opportunities to unite people of different countries and cultures to work together with a shared, common goal of preserving natural living marine resources for future generations.

Animals
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

66 Haleiwa RoadHaleiwa, HI 96712

(21.57581,-158.11688)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 6 hours per week.

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