Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition

Travel to the British Virgin Islands to help the Anegada inguana (Cyclura pinguis). The Fort Worth Zoo is seeking participants to provide support for its Anegada iguana conservation project. All participants will play a direct role in conservation research and gain valuable skills in field methods.

Dates

Session 1: May 23-31, 2019
Session 2: July 23-31, 2019
Session 3: August 1-9, 2019

Location

Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Cost

$1,575 for one session

Includes one night on Tortola, BVI; one round-trip ferry tcket from Tortola to Anegada; seven nights on Anegada; meals; field supplies; transportation; and all routine expenses.

Cost does not include: airfare to Tortola, BVI; meals on Tortola; cab care to/from airport.

Group Size

7-10 participants plus a project leader
 

As a Participant You Will

  • Learn field research methods such as distance sampling, mark-recapture and GPS 
  • Learn plant survey techniques and assist in iguana diet studies
  • Assist researchers with camera trapping surveys
  • Conduct feral cat surveys
  • Learn radio-tracking techniques

More Information

For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly Bradley, Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Biologist at kbradley@fortworthzoo.org or (817) 759-7173.