Greetings,I am currently studying Ecology in Department of Ecology at University of Prešov. For my bachelor thesis I choose Ecology of mesocarnivore Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) during population explosion. I want to study and to learn about carnivores. I am interested mainly in their behaviour, way of life, relationships with their environment etc.
Here in Slovakia is very little known about golden jackals and they have already started to live here. I want to study them and want to acquaint people with them. For example I want to know what do they eat here and how much of foreign stuff (plastic for example) they are coming in contact with.
I purchased books and read many articles and carnivores interests me more and more. I hope you will help me acquire knowledge and help me understand them more so I can also contribute to society with some research. And for that I need car. My resreach requests covering up large areas of fields and plains around Slovakia and possibly Hungary. Without car it is impossible.
On picture you can see russian uaz hunter jungle edition which is the cheapest expedition car I have found. It costs around 25 000€. And that's what I need. I have part-time job but it's not enough. They pay me 2,40€ per hour and I can get paid monthly max 200€. That's the law here. Also I can't work full time job because of school. My expertise is very hard to study. It's good school but hard. I came from poor family. My parents can give me financial support but we simply cannot afford new car. Also I am person with disabilities so moving long distances on foot is very hard for me. State won't support me. Banks won't give me loans because I am student and we don't have student loans here like in UK.
I know it is selfish request but I want to be field zoologist and for that I need to complete my work as a resreacher. But I can't even imagine how would I do it without a car. I will be very thankful for even sharing this. I know I am asking too much when there is lots of other problems but I want to study nature while it's still here and I want to understand it better so I can contribute my knowledge to the others. I want my kinds to know for example why jackals came here. And that we don't know for sure yet and I will try my best to answer this.
If you have any questions you can contact me via email at [email protected].
Thank you for your consideration and for sharing. Even that would be big help for me.