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Project Leader



LAMAVE is looking for a Project Leader to join our team in Donsol, Luzon studying the local aggregation of whale sharks.

Donsol is the longest running whale shark interaction tourist destination in South-East Asia, starting in 1998, quickly becoming known as “The Whale Shark Capital of the World”. The WWF-Philippines helped to create the sustainable eco-tourism and began collecting photo-ID of the whale sharks since 2007. In 2015 LAMAVE joined forces so that we could create a national database of whale sharks in the Philippines. Joining tourist boats every morning, we look for and photograph the animals we encounter, entering the data back home in the afternoons. Three times a week we also deploy GPS trackers on all the tourist vessels to see where the encounters are occurring across the season. As a team, we take it in turns to collect different aspects of data on a daily basis.

This position is ideal for someone interested in project and volunteer management, gaining experience on fieldwork management and planning, and establishing ties for conservation work. If suitable and well integrated in the NGO, further job opportunities will be available after the end of the project.

  • Position Type: Monthly Stipend

  • Research Site: Donsol, Sorsogon, Philippines

  • Position period: 6 months

  • Start Date: 3 January, 2019

  • Application Deadline: 20 October, 2018

  • Applicant should be Filipino Nationality and Female