International Wildlife Consultants (UK) Ltd.
specialising in green solutions
Incubationist / Aviculturalist Wanted
Incubationist required for our falcon breeding centre.
Must have a strong interest in birds of prey, great attention to detail, be an excellent communicator and have the ability to fit in with a diverse team.
During breeding season applicant will be expected to run incubation room, perform tasks such as assisted hatches, care for young falcons and work with adult falcons. Out of breeding season the applicant will be expected to be a part of the team performing cleaning & maintenance on pens and general duties.
The post can be physically demanding and having practical skills is important.
The applicant would also ideally have some knowledge of/enthusiasm for falconry.
The position is located in South West Wales.
Salary by negotiation, on-farm accommodation is a possibility.
Contact Drew on 01267 233864 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a small company based in West Wales with 40 years of practical conservation achievements, mainly on birds of prey.We run projects currently UK, Bulgaria, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. We breed falcons in Wales to offset the demand for wild falcons in the Middle East, and also run an artificial nest programme in Mongolia which this year has produced about 2000 young wild Saker Falcons as well as many other steppe raptors. We work on the genetics and regional genetic diversity of large falcons and have collaborated to analyse the genome of the Peregrine and of the Saker Falcons. We have also worked on welfare aspects of killing or capturing wild vetebrates in UK. We have supported the good management of birds of prey by making a series of management films and by providing internships for young people from many nations. We were instrumental in making the submission to UNESCO so that now Falconry has been inscribed on the List of Mankind's Intangible Cultural Heritage on behalf of 13 countries. We have organised the International Festivals of Falconry in 2007, 2009 and 2011 and 2014 with 77 nations attending. IWC is based on a 278 acre working stock farm and as well as promoting practical wildlife diversity, it is developing the Bevis Centre or country school to give opportunities to people to learn about the countryside.