MADRAS CROCODILE BANK VOLUNTEER INITIATIVE

Herpactive is pleased to announce its initiative to facilitate a 7- day volunteer program for serious Herpetofauna enthusiasts at the Madras Crocodile Bank-Centre for Herpetology, Chennai.

Founded in 1976 by the legendary Romulus Whitaker, the Madras Crocodile Bank now houses over 2000 reptiles and spearheads ex-situ reptile conservation in South Asia.

The program is meant for people who are reliable, physically fit and able to be trusted to work on their own when needed.

The 7-day program will include

1.Helping staff with their daily chores such as feeding and cleaning the animal enclosures.

2. General maintenance and development of the park.

3. Croc Bank product development and marketing.

4. Helping the education department with the programs and assisting with the development of new concepts.

Besides this volunteers will get to interact with resident and visiting herpetologists, vets and crocodile biologists at the Bank and get first hand information of crocodile behavior and biology.

This is a not to be missed opportunity and the number of seats are limited to 5 volunteers only.

Volunteers will stay at the Crocodile Bank on a sharing basis and will be avail of simple food and accommodation for the period of stay.

Age group- 18- 55 years of age.

Date- 24th January 2011 to 30th January 2011.

Glenda Dsouza from Herpactive will facilitate this program. For details call on 9326107079 or email ophidian_nirmal@yahoo.co.in
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