Primate Research Assistant SAmerica

£2,000 goal

Campaign created 3 months ago
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by non-human primates. Since becoming a Zoology student at University of Liverpool, this passion has only intensified. It is my ultimate goal in life to become a researcher of primate behaviour, particularly looking at how social relationships are formed and maintained in these incredible animals. As such, I am hoping to undertake a PhD in this area following a Masters course in Primate Behaviour and Conservation that I will be studying in the next academic year.

I believe that practical experience and real-world knowledge is vital in order to become successful in the field of primatology, and as such I am hoping to raise some funds to cover the costs of volunteering as a research assistant for 6 months in South America. Any funds raised will be used to cover the costs of a return flight, lodging, local travel, food, and any vaccinations necessary. I am hoping to undertake such a venture starting in the summer of 2019, following the end of my studies for my Masters degree.

I would be incredibly grateful for any support that people are able to give. It has always been my dream to observe primates in their natural habitat, and it would mean so much to me to be able to gain such key experience in doing so. As a result of human activity, primates are becoming increasingly threatened globally, and conducting behavioural research is incredibly important in order to understand what impacts we are having on primates as communities. Therefore, such an undertaking could be potentially beneficial to primate conservation in South America. Finally, a lot of behavioural research on primates takes place in impoverished areas of the world, and to be able to provide assistance to and learn from the incredible natives of such countries would be an honour.

Thank you for the time you have spent reading this and for potentially donating to/sharing this gofundme campaign. All help is greatly appreciated!

Zoe xx
(Photograph by Edwin Butter)
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£2,000 goal

Campaign created 3 months ago
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