Job Opportunity: Project Manager

July 15th, 2014 No comments

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Project Manager, Lake Victoria Basin Project whose main responsibility will be to manage and coordinate the implementation of the Lake Victoria Basin project, build strategic alliances with stakeholders/institutions operating within the Basin and fundraise to scale up project interventions.

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‘Summer school’ on reef natural/social heritage in Madagascar

July 15th, 2014 No comments

The Fisheries and Marine Science Institute of Madagascar (IH.SM) and the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) are organizing a multidisciplinary, francophone research school in Tulear (Southwest of Madagascar) from October 20 to the 29th of October 2014 on the theme of the vulnerability of reef heritage. Read the full text of the call for participation in this event.

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A Consultancy For The Mid Term Review Of The Kenya Coastal Development Project

July 11th, 2014 No comments

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute on behalf of the Government of Kenya, is inviting expressions of interest to under a Consultancy for the Mid Term Review of the Kenya Coastal Development Project.

The deadline for submission of Expression of Interest is 18 July 2014.

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African Young Scientists Summer Program: Applications Due 3 August!

July 10th, 2014 No comments

The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) offers doctoral candidates the opportunity to develop research skills in systems analysis and its application to policy and management. The program takes place in South Africa from 1 November 2014 to 31 January 2015. Apply by 3 August 2014.

For more information, please visit http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/sa-yssp/about.html

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON AFRICAN WETLAND MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

July 8th, 2014 No comments

Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute invites suitably qualified practitioners to apply for the above six (6) weeks residential and intensive course commencing on 15th September, 2014 to 24th October, 2014. This is a Ramsar Convention endorsed training designed for middle level managers/practitioners who are actively involved in management of wetlands, with at least a National Diploma or its equivalent in any of these areas: Conservation Biology, Wildlife, Fisheries, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Water Resources Management, Land Use Planning, or their equivalent

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Conference on Building Capacity and Developing Policy African Maritime Domain

July 5th, 2014 No comments

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), at the request of the African
Union (AU), and the International Ocean Institute – Southern Africa (IOI-SA) together
with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) are organizing a Conference on Building Capacity and Developing Policy African Maritime Domain, to be held in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa from 10 to 12 November 2014.

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A consultancy on “Economic Valuation of Climate Change Impacts on the Western Indian Ocean’s Coastal Areas”

July 4th, 2014 No comments

WWF Madagascar invites proposals to undertake a consultancy on “Economic Valuation of Climate Change Impacts on the Western Indian Ocean’s Coastal Areas”.

Attached please find the Terms of Reference for the consultancy, which specifies the documents that should be included in the proposal.

Offer comprising of technical and financial proposal, in separated envelopes, should be sent to procurement@wwf.mg  or at the following address – no later than 15 July 2014 at 5.00 p.m local time. Address: WWF MWIOPO, Près Lot II M 85 ter, Antsakaviro, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar Reference:“AO-027/2014 – Economic Valuation of CC”

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A paper on ‘Seagrass importance for a small-scale fishery in the tropics’ is out

July 3rd, 2014 No comments

A new paper by Maricela de la Torre-Castro, Giuseppe Di Carlo and Narriman S. Jiddawi on ‘Seagrass importance for a small-scale fishery in the tropics: The need for seascape management’ has been published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin.

The main highlights from the paper are:

  • The importance of seagrasses, mangroves and corals for fisheries was analyzed.
  • Seagrasses provided highest fish catches and income at community level.
  • Fish catch and income were about the same for all three ecosystems per capita.   However, regardless of fishing habitat used, the population remained in poverty.
  • A management shift is needed to integrate seagrasses into seascape management.

Full citation: de la Torre-Castro M, Di Carlo G. NS Jiddawi. 2014. Seagrass importance for a small-scale fishery in the tropics: The need for seascape management. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 83 (2014) 398¬-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.03.034

 

Expression of Interest (EOI): Consultancy Services to Review Legal and Policy Frameworks to Strengthen Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Kenya

July 3rd, 2014 No comments

Consultancy service is being sought by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) of Kenya, to undertake a comprehensive review of sectoral laws and policies relevant to the coastal and marine environment with an aim of addressing existing overlaps, inconsistencies, gaps and recommending strategies needed to address them to strengthen and promote integrated coastal zone management (ICZM).

The deadline for submission of Expression of Interest is 18 July 2014.

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2014 Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice: Second Announcement

June 30th, 2014 No comments

The Second announcement of the Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice, 2014, with the theme ‘Exploring the science, practice and value of conservation’, is out. The Symposium will be held from 3-7 November 2014 at the Fernhill Hotel in Howick, South Africa.

Download the full Announcement, the Registration form and the Abstract submission form.

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