The Department of Conservation is looking for a biodiversity conservation specialist on the wild and remote coast of South Island. Despite significant benefits and a salary that exceeds $50,000, the authorities did not find anyone willing among the local residents. Then the geography of the search was expanded to the whole world.
According to The Guardian, the employee will protect kiwi birds, monitor fur seals and lizards, as well as monitor predator populations and observe songbirds. You will have to work in remote and hard-to-reach areas, which can only be reached by boat or helicopter.
“The person who gets this place will work to protect the newly discovered Haast tokoeka kiwi population. He will have to spend all day looking for them and saving them. We will put the chicks in an incubator, and when they grow to about one and a half kilograms, we will release them. So, we guarantee that they will be able to protect themselves from predators.”
According to a representative of the department, the vacancy is suitable for people who like to spend time in nature and feel comfortable in isolation.
“We are looking for a special person. But if there is someone in the world who wants to live in one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand and participate in conservation work, then this job is for you.”
The “workspace” spans 26,000 square kilometers of mountain ranges, forests and secluded beaches. In 1990 they were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here are the famous White Mountains, where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed.