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Equatorial Guinea

Bioko Island

Bioko Island is located in Equatorial Guinea, in Western Africa. This island has a population of 668,225 and is the largest island in the Gulf of Guinea. Two large volcanic formations are separated by a valley that bisects the island at its narrowest point. Bioko is a continental bridge island separated from Africa for the last 12,000 years and has developed a unique assemblage of plans and animals.


Bioko Island Research Project

Field Assistant

Field assistants work under the supervision of Ph.D. scientists, the Wildlife Center manager (forest wildlife) and the research manager (nesting sea turtles). Students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the field research during their stay on Bioko Island, and may explore additional opportunities to participate in educational outreach projects with local school children as well as training exercises with local wildlife patrols.

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