The Forestry Department of the United Kingdom is currently seeking a qualified individual to perform bird counting duties on the remote and uninhabited Gough Island, offering a remuneration of 45,000 Canadian dollars, or over 95 crore Pakistani rupees. While employment and self-employment are the primary sources of livelihood, there exist unique opportunities such as this, which require specific skill sets, education and abilities.
As per foreign media reports, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) seeks a science graduate with experience to undertake the role. Located in the South Atlantic, Gough Island is administered by the United Kingdom, is 2,400 km away from Africa, and is home to over 8 million different species of birds, with no permanent human population.
While this job offers an extremely lucrative reward, the role itself presents significant challenges, including harsh weather conditions and a lack of adequate facilities. The selected individual will be required to camp on the island for an extended period to carry out their duties, which underscores the need for an expert with specialized knowledge and experience in this field.