IN-13067 State of Tiger Conservation Landscapes - Harnessing Remote Sensing Technologies for Near Real-Time Deforestation Monitoring
There are as few as 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild which require timely and accurate monitoring of their habitats to maintain ecological integrity if we are to achieve WWF’s goal of doubling tiger populations by 2022. Forest destruction and degradation are major drivers of their precipitous decline. An intern is sought to collaborate with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop a protocol for automating monthly deforestation reports in and around key Tiger Conservation Landscapes utilizing near real-time alerts compiled by Global Forest Watch 2.0.
- Excellent GIS and remote sensing skills including spatial statistics.
- Python programming skills for automated spatial analysis preferred.
- Background in conservation biology and tiger ecology.
- Excellent written and oral communications.
- Ability to work well independently.
Paid or unpaid. For all unpaid internships, applicants must be enrolled in school and be able to obtain academic course credit from their university.
How to apply: Please email a resume & cover letter with the subject line “Internship Application” to Eric Dinerstein at email@example.com.
* Please note that WWF does not provide VISA sponsorship to interns