~JERSEY EARTHWATCH AWARDS 2007~
Oxford. 21 May 2007. Earthwatch, the international environmental charity, is offering residents across Jersey the unique opportunity to win a fully-funded place on an inspirational conservation expedition through its 2007 Jersey Awards.
One lucky winner will have the unique opportunity to work alongside Earthwatch scientists and international volunteers for two weeks as a field assistant. There are four exciting expeditions to choose from - Whales and Dolphins of the Moray Firth, Costa Rica's Monkeys, Butterflies of Vietnam, and Dolphins of Greece.
Anna van Oordt won a place on the Baltic Islands and Wetlands project in 2005. She said: 'It was absolutely fantastic and an opportunity of a lifetime. It was particularly satisfying to know that the information collected by the team about the effects of climate change on this fragile environment will be put to good use and will influence conservation decisions.'
The award scheme was launched seven years ago with a £50,000 bursary from the States of Jersey and with the intention of increasing environmental awareness on the Island. Anyone over the age of 21 who is a Jersey resident is eligible to apply and no experience is necessary as full training is provided in the field. To win, applicants will need to demonstrate how the experience of working on a field research project will enhance their personal development, and how they plan to use the experience to benefit their local environment and the community.
"I would encourage everyone to apply for the Jersey Earthwatch Award," says Chris Newton, Director of Environment at the States of Jersey. "The successful applicant will be able to use the skills and knowledge they gain on the project to realise their ambitions and increase understanding of environmental issues in their local community."
Nigel Winser, CEO for Earthwatch, added: 'The Jersey Earthwatch Awards continue to be a great success and we are pleased to offer the residents of Jersey the opportunity to strengthen and enhance their commitment to the environment. The successful applicant will also receive a three year Earthwatch membership plus a £250 grant to kick-start any conservation projects they decide to launch at home.'
The closing date for applications is 30th June 2007 and there is just one place available. For an application form, further information or assistance, please contact email@example.com. Alternatively, you can read more about the awards and apply online.
For press information, images and interview please contact:, Emily May, Press Officer, Earthwatch, on + 44 (0) 1865 318852 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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