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19 de marzo de 2018

Voluntariado bioevolutivo en los Pirineos para este verano

Field assistants summer 2018: Volunteer positions in evolutionary biology

Nick Barton's group at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria requires volunteers to assist with field work on plant speciation in the Pyrenees (Spain) this coming summer (late May - early August).

The project: We are studying the evolutionary dynamics underlying
species diversification in the genus Antirrhinum (snapdragons). A major
focus of this research involves field work on natural hybrid zones
between two subspecies with different flower colours. Most of the field
work is contributing to a long-term pedigree project aimed at
establishing a direct link from genotype to phenotype to fitness. With
20,000 samples collected over eight generations (so far), this provides
an exciting and powerful system to examine many outstanding questions in
speciation and quantitative genetics in wild populations. We are seeking
volunteers to assist with the field work, which involves working in
teams mapping the location of individual plants (GPS), tagging and
sampling them for leaves and flowers, measuring quantitative traits,
phenotyping them for flower pigmentation and processing material for
later DNA extraction. There may also be opportunities to be involved in
other projects we are doing on plant-pollinator interactions, pollen
fertility and community ecology surveys. Most of the work is outdoors,
however we do spend some time indoors processing samples. The work is
highly team orientated, typically in groups of 2-3 in the field and
larger groups processing samples back at the research station. This is a
great opportunity for anybody looking to obtain experience in field work
relating to evolutionary biology, plant ecology and plant-animal
interactions. You will also be part of a large multidisciplinary team
including researchers from IST Austria, the University of Vienna, John
Innes Centre
(Norwich, UK) and the University of Toulouse.

The field site is located near Ripoll in a beautiful part of the
Pyrenees of North Eastern Spain (Catalonia). We stay in comfortable
apartments overlooking a picturesque valley, with close access to hiking
trails and small villages. All food, accommodation and travel (within
Europe) are covered. However, we cannot offer any further stipend.

For these positions we are looking for hard working and enthusiastic
biology students with a strong interest in working outdoors with plants.
You must be meticulous with recording data and also be comfortable
working as part of a team. Experience with field-based projects and
plants is preferred but not essential.

We require assistance between late May and late July. Depending
on the year and the plants, we may extend our time into August. Length
of stay is flexible but a minimum stay of 3 weeks is required.

Please send any questions to Dr. Melinda Pickup via the email address
below. How to apply? By
the closing date of April 6th 2018, please send a statement of your
background, CV, why you are interested and the length of time you would
be available via email to:

Curso de iniciación a la fotografía científica

La Asociación Darwin Eventur organiza un curso, en el que colaboran la Asociación Sectorial de Alumnos de Biología (S.A.B.-Granada), la Asociación Española de Imagen Científica y Forense, la Asociación Española de Cine e Imagen Científicos (ASECIC), y la Universidad de Alcalá, con el título: "Iniciación a la Fotografía Científica" 2ª edición los días 5 y 6 de abril de 2018 en la Facultad de Ciencias de Granada.

El curso estará impartido por:

- D. Luis Monje Arenas, Jefe de servicio del Gabinete de Dibujo y Fotografía Científica de la Universidad de Alcalá. Es Licenciado con Grado en Ciencias Biológicas (Universidad de Alcalá, 1987). Técnico Diplomado en Fotografía Científica (Hospital Gregorio Marañón, 1989). Técnico Superior en Imagen Científica (Universidad de Alcalá). Presidente de la Asociación Española de Imagen Científica y Forense, y miembro de la Junta directiva de la Asociación Española de Cine e Imagen Científicos (ASECIC).

Duración: aproximadamente 25 horas.

Precio: 30 euros.


Los objetivos del curso son:

- Enseñar a ver la naturaleza a través del objetivo, consiguiendo así el enriquecimiento personal y acercamiento al medio ambiente.

- Facilitar al investigador una herramienta para cuantificar y cualificar los fenómenos contemplados en las observaciones visuales.

- Proporcionar a los alumnos una introducción a una rama de la investigación que en sus planes de estudio no tienen y que les puede servir como futuros profesionales.

Más información y el programa:

Si tienes cualquier duda escribe a y se te contestará lo antes posible.

18 de marzo de 2018

Voluntariado/prácticas de investigación en arroyos de una isla del Caribe

Research Internships - Evolutionary Biology

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,
multi-investigator, experimental study of the interactions between
ecology and evolution in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by
Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside in
collaboration with Joseph Travis (Florida State), Tim Coulson (Oxford),
Paul Bentzen (Dalhousie U.), and Ron Bassar (Williams). We seek to
integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these
interactions in experimental populations of guppies in Trinidad. Duties
include assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane
streams. The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and
laboratory. There will also be 12 days off between each census when
interns can pursue an independent project.

Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the
possibility of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and
evolution and who wish to gain some additional field research
experience before doing so. Research will take place in semi-remote
areas of Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants
must be able to live and work well with others. Research will involve
carrying heavy packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must
be in good physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field
research under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard
transmission vehicle is desirable but not required. Applicants with
first-aid/first responder training, skills in automobile maintenance,
and construction skills are highly desirable. Please address these
skills when applying.

Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in
Trinidad, with possibility of extension. There are potential start
dates in July 2019 and every month thereafter until early 2019. We will
cover all travel and living expenses and provide housing.

Please see our website <> for
more information on the project and access to reprints. Be sure to
check out our video menu, which includes a "guppy censuses" submenu
that details the main tasks associated with the internship.

Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mail
addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick
( At least two of the references should be academics.

17 de marzo de 2018

Marine biologist for protected species of the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the United States.

Biologist (Protected Species) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

The incumbent will support the functions and mission of the Office of the Environment (OE) as one of the regional advisers on matters related to protected species (e.g. marine mammals, marine turtles, coastal and marine birds, beach mice, and other endangered species) as protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other legislation, particularly related to protected species found in the Gulf of Mexico and the east coast of the United States.

Open & closing dates:

03/07/2018 to 03/20/2018


$50,598 to $95,388 per year

Pay scale & grade:

GS 09 - 12

Work schedule:

Full-Time Jefferson, Louisiana

Appointment type:


At the full performance level (GS-12) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Support the functions and mission of the BOEM, OE as one of the regional advisors on matters related to protected species (e.g. marine mammals, marine turtles, coastal and marine birds, beach mice, and other endangered species) as protected under the MMPA, the ESA, and other legislation.

2. Plan, organize, and coordinates data collection to assess the impacts created from oil and gas, mineral extraction, sand and gravel, and renewable energy activates interacting with theses endangered and threatened species.

3. Identifies specific environmental problems which may be addressed as research or study efforts within the purview of the BOEM OCS Environmental Studies Program (ESP), analyzes the nature of the problems, develops study protocols to resolve these problems or to provide an information base for better understanding of the problems, and recommends these studies for funding approval via the BOEM OCS ESP planning process.

4. Participates in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for BOEM activities to include participating in scoping and planning, performing environmental analysis, writing sections of NEPA documents, and reviewing the technical quality of environmental analysis performed and reported by others.

5. Responsible for the entire procurement cycle for assigned study procurements, including: recommending type of study and initial study design and refinements; prepares the procurement package; evaluates technical proposals and negotiations with offerors; conducts award briefings of successful offerors and debriefings of unsuccessful offerors; as designated, serves as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).

6. Serves on a team to establish criteria for impact assessment methodologies and to develop specialized data on protected species.

7. Promotes communications and coordination with Federal, State, professional, industry, academic, and general public agencies or individuals interested in protected species information needs relative to offshore oil and gas, mineral extraction, sand and gravel, and renewable energy activities.

8. Represents BOEM at professional meetings, and on task forces or committees involving Federal, State, or private agencies and individuals.

9. Monitors programs funded or performed by other Federal Agencies, State agencies, academic institutions, or industrial firms to determine applicability of findings to information needs of the BOEM.

16 de marzo de 2018

Voluntariado en un remoto atolón de las Seychelles

We are looking for a volunteer needed for data management work on Aldabra
Atoll, Seychelles. The Seychelles Islands Foundation ( manages and protects Seychelles’ two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Aldabra Atoll and the Vallée de Mai. We are seeking a volunteer with excellent experience in Access and CyberTracker databases to join our team for 6 months.

Working under the Aldabra Scientific Coordinator (ASC) you will be set
specific tasks relating to Aldabra data management. You will amend existing
databases for the various monitoring programmes, be given the opportunity
to improve existing CyberTracker and SIF applications, and train staff on
Access databases.

There will be opportunities to analyse existing data and contribute to
report writing. The role will also involve general field work and data
entry. Field work will include time at field camps in very basic conditions
and walking in difficult terrain with high temperatures. This role offers a
unique opportunity to experience and contribute to the conservation and
monitoring of one of the planet’s most pristine ecosystems and apply your
skills to streamline long-term monitoring programmes.
Criteria and specific skill set:

- Advanced knowledge and experience of Microsoft Access (Essential)
- Experience in data analysis queries in Access (Essential)
- Experience in CyberTracker (Essential)
- Advanced knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel (Essential)
- Previous experience in dealing with large long-term datasets
- Good general IT skills and understanding (Essential)
- Previous experience of field work and data collection (Essential)
- Strong communication/team skills, ability to get on well with people
from different cultures (Essential)
- Excellent physical fitness, able to tolerate tropical heat & long
hours in difficult terrain (Essential)
- Good work ethic - reliable, committed, highly motivated, professional,
and positive attitude (Essential)
- Data analysis and experience working with statistical programmes
- Experience on islands/remote areas, preferably in Seychelles
- Ability to use GPS and GIS software (Desirable)
- Report-writing experience (Desirable)
- Independent, able to take initiative and co-exist in a tiny community
with restricted facilities (Essential)
- Confidence in the water – the ability to swim is (Essential)
- Ability to assist in general maintenance of the station when needed
- Medically fit – ESSENTIAL - It is not advisable, and potentially very
dangerous for anyone with a history of medical problems to apply as the
nearest hospital is hours (or days) away by boat and plane.

The successful candidate should be available in May 2018 and will likely
return by November 2018. Due to Aldabra's extreme remoteness and the
south-east trade winds that dominate throughout May-October it is rare to
have transport on or off the atoll throughout this time; therefore,
applicants should be aware that once on the atoll, departure before
November is unlikely. Please send applications (CV & cover letter) and
queries to the Aldabra Scientific Coordinator, by*
Thursday, 15th March 2018*.

15 de marzo de 2018

Volunteer opportunity in the Alps to work with marmots this summer

In collaboration with the University Claude Bernard from Lyon (France), this year we are organising a campaign to study marmots with the capture-recapture technique to the Alps, at Col du Lautaret and Col du Galibier, two places where in less than a few kilometres there are more than 400 marmots.
The campaign will take place from the 1st of June of the 31st of July 2018 and we are looking for volunteers that can join us during at least one of the two months.
If you are interested, you can send us a mail to We are prioritizing people that can stay two months!
Important information: transport to the Alps and stay are covered by the project, so the price of the expedition will be 0 euros! The main team is from the University of Lyon and for this reason the communication will be mainly in English or French.
If you have any doubts, you can mail me:

Curso de introducción a la ornitología - ¡Sorteamos una plaza!

¿Te interesa la ornitología? ¿Y el anillamiento científico? El ornitólogo Alberto Plata, en colaboración con Green Tour Al-Andalus, va a impartir un curso estupendo de iniciación, con todo incluido.

El curso se realizará el 14-15 de Abril 2018 en Algodonales (Cádiz), concretamente en la Sierra de Líjar, un lugar de gran ecológico y declarado zona ZEPA y LIC.​
OFERTA ESPECIAL: 89€ si pagas antes del 31 de marzo.
  • Alojamiento
  • Comida
  • Clases teóricas y prácticas
  • Salidas de observación
  • Jornada de anillamiento
  • Material de observación
  • Seguro RC y accidentes.

  • Sábado día 14.
    • 9:00h Presentación, programación y teoría sobre introducción a la ornitología y anillamiento científico.
    • 14:00h Almuerzo y tiempo libre.
    • 16:00h a 20:00h salida observación e identificación con telescopios terrestres, prísmáticos y cámaras con teleobjetivos.
    • 21:00h Cena y tiempo libre.
    • 23:00h a 1:00h salida nocturna para identificación auditiva de rapaces nocturnas.
  • Domingo día 15.
    • 7:00h Desayuno.
    • 7:30h a 13:00h Jornada práctica de anillamiento.
    • 14:00h Almuerzo, clausura del curso y entrega de certificados.
El alojamiento será en el Centro de Interpretación de UNEDCO en pleno corazón de la Sierra de Líjar.
(El curso se celebrará si se alcanza el cupo mínimo de 10 estudiantes).

Puedes leer más acerca del curso en esta web

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¡Importante! Puedes participar aunque ya te hayas apuntado al curso: Si ganas, la organización te devolverá el dinero de la inscripción. Así que yo que tú reservaba la plaza ya y luego cruzaba los dedos para que tu nombre sea el afortunado!

¡Mucha suerte!

4 full professorships in Germany

The HIFMB ( is announcing 4 new positions for
full Professors at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) on

1) Marine Conservation (,

2) Marine Governance (

3) Biodiversity Theory (

4) Ecosystem Informatics (

14 de marzo de 2018

Oferta de doctorado con aves en Nueva Zelanda

One PhD position available for new project on the evolutionary origins of song learning in birds. This project is a collaboration between Dr. Kristal Cain ( at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and Dr Michelle Hall ( at The University of Melbourne in Australia. Both domestic and international applications are encouraged.

Vocal learning in birds is of great interdisciplinary importance and
an excellent model for human language. This research relies on a clear
understanding of the evolutionary origins of vocal learning, but recent
reports have undermined previous assumptions, leading to a hotly contested
debate about the evolution of vocal learning. Vocal development in one
group of birds, the New Zealand wrens (Acanthisitti), is critical for
resolving this debate, but is currently unknown and unstudied. The project
will focus on tītipounamu/rifleman and combine in-depth behavioural
analyses with new acoustic tools to determine whether vocalisations are
learned or innate in these endemic birds. We are also interested in sex
differences in vocal acquisition patterns.

This project has a strong field focus and will require substantial time
in remote areas. There is flexibility for keen students to guide the
direction of the research within the framework of the overall project. The
PhD project is anticipated to start mid-2018, with fieldwork commencing
in August. Informal inquiries are welcome.

Preferred selection criteria

• Strong previous academic record

• Enthusiasm and interest in the broad concepts and questions
motivating the research

• Interest in undertaking field-based avian research, especially
in collecting acoustic data

• Enjoyment of outdoor fieldwork and confidence in working in
remote locations that can experience extreme weather.

• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

• Ability to learn/use R (statistical programming language),
new packages for analysis (e.g. warbleR), and new software (e.g. Sound
Analysis Pro)

• Experience with bird banding/ringing, nest searching, and
acoustic techniques is helpful

To apply, please send an e-mail briefly explaining your research
interests and career goals, a CV, a copy of academic transcripts,
and contact information for two references to Dr. KE Cain
( Informal enquires are also welcome.

Application and funding details: This project supported by the Marsden
Fund of The Royal Society of New Zealand (broadly equivalent of US
NSF). Funding includes a tax-free stipend, full tuition fees, and
operational expenses for travel, conference attendance and research
expenses over the 3-year programme.

Requirements: Applicants should have completed a degree with a
significant research component (e.g. MSc or BSc Honours), and
have an excellent academic record. Students will need to qualify
for a U Auckland scholarship and admission to U Auckland (see Please also
note the English language proficiency requirements.


We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Auckland is a diverse and
welcoming city and we are committed to increasing diversity in biology. We
particularly encourage Maori/Pacifica students to apply; tītipounamu
are endemic songbirds and taonga, adding special significance and
kaitiakitanga to our proposed research. Our project celebrates their
unique status – the phylogeny/whakapapa of this species is critical
to our project and for understanding the true origins of vocal learning

Kristal Cain - Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
University of Auckland
+64 9 923 5815

13 de marzo de 2018

Biólogo marino para trabajar con manatíes en Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Wildlife Research – Marine Mammals

Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-01
Position Number: 77901365
Annual Salary Range: $13.00/hr., 20 hrs. Per week
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
Location: Tequesta, Florida
Facility: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB005
Closing Date: March 26, 2018


This half-time position, located in Tequesta, participates in Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s manatee research program in a seven-county area along southeast coast Florida. This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hrs/week, including one weekend day.

Duties may include but are not limited to: recovery of manatee carcasses from a seven county area in southeast Florida, conduct necropsies on badly decomposed manatee carcasses and transport fresh to moderately decomposed manatee carcasses to the necropsy facility in St. Petersburg; participate in manatee rescue, including coordination of capture and transportation of injured manatees to the appropriate rehabilitation facilities; participate in aerial synoptic surveys for manatees; track radio-tagged manatees and photograph manatees for photo identification purposes; operate a computer and software such as Excel, Access and Word; assist with regional water temperature monitoring project; data entry, office work and public outreach including working with the media; general cleaning of office and equipment, vehicle, trailer and boat maintenance and other tasks assigned by supervisor; work long, unscheduled hours on short notice that include some evenings, weekends and frequently on holidays. Occasional overnight travel required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree with a major in one of the biological sciences.


· Knowledge of the Florida Manatee Recovery Plan and state and federal legislation protecting manatees

· Knowledge of methods of data collection and principles and techniques of research and analysis

· Knowledge of marine mammal anatomy and necropsy techniques

· Knowledge of digital SLR cameras, filters, and lenses

· Knowledge of marine mammal capture, handling, and transport techniques

· Able to trailer flatbeds/utility trailers and watercraft vessels

· Able to safely operate watercraft vessels 26’ in length and smaller

· Be capable of daily manual labor requiring handling of heavy and sharp objects and working under unpleasant conditions

· Must be physically fit, able to vertically lift at least 50 lbs, and be able to swim sufficiently to save oneself

· Able to conduct fieldwork in all weather conditions

· Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships

· Be comfortable speaking to the public

· Possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Florida driver’s license within one month of employment

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Applicants having live and dead marine mammal stranding/necropsy experience may be given preference. The ability to safely operate and trailer boats less than 30 feet in length is also highly desired.

WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.

State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan* - mandatory
Workers’ Compensation - mandatory
Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) - mandatory
Participation in state group insurance (upon availability and you must meet eligibility requirements)
Deferred Compensation - voluntary
Employee Assistance Program – voluntary


Please submit a current resume, list of three references, and a cover letter along with your State of Florida Employment Application in People First, as an attachment.

Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First ( Enter 77901365 in the search field. If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287.

Amber Howell

Research Associate – Marine Mammals

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

19100 SE Federal Highway, Tequesta, FL 33469

Wildlife Alert Hotline: 1-888-404-3922

11 de marzo de 2018

Project Manager - São Tomé and Príncipe Biodiversity and Ecosystems Project

Project Manager - São Tomé and Príncipe Biodiversity and Ecosystems Project

Application deadline:
Tuesday, 20. March 2018 - 23:45

Project Manager - São Tomé and Príncipe Biodiversity and Ecosystems Project

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Project Manager - São Tomé and Príncipe Biodiversity and Ecosystems Project. The main responsibility will be to provide management and leadership for effective delivery of the European Union/ECOFAC6-funded project aimed at improving the protection of endangered biodiversity and ecosystems of the Obô Natural Parks of São Tomé and Príncipe and their buffer zones. This is in addition to fundraising and building strategic alliances and reputation for sustained biodiversity and ecosystems conservation actions in São Tomé and Príncipe.

Project Management:
• Ensure efficient and effective delivery of the five main products of the EU/ECOFAC6 project in São Tomé and Principe. These relate to: coordination of the socio-economic and sectorial activities; development and implementation of effective Protected Areas (PA) management systems; engagement of communities in sustainable management of natural resources; strengthening of PA management; facilitating experiences and knowledge exchange.
• Be responsible for the overall project’s Monitoring and Evaluation.
• Coordinate, draft and deliver in a timely manner, high quality reports and other project deliverables with project partners and consultants and in line with donor requirements.
• Provide leadership and manage project staff in line with BirdLife HR policy.
• Manage overall operations of the Project Office in São Tomé and Principe in compliance with BirdLife office procedures.
• Provide guidance, technical and administrative support and leadership to project staff and project partners and consultants.
• Oversee financial management and ensure appropriate budgetary control.
• Facilitate the development and manage implementation of annual work plans.

Strategic Relations:
• Cultivate relationships with donors and build strategic partnerships for purposes of resources mobilization for biodiversity conservation in São Tomé and Principe.
• Coordinate integration of BirdLife’s projects in the conservation of forest landscapes of São Tomé and Príncipe.
• Lead and manage relationship with donor institutions and development entities.
• Explore synergies with other conservation actions in São Tomé and Príncipe.
• Foster collaborations that will enhance project delivery and visibility.

• Fundraise to leverage financial support for and expand BirdLife’s biodiversity conservation activities in São Tomé and Príncipe.

Image and Reputation:
• Create awareness and project visibility and facilitate dissemination of project results and lessons.
• Raise BirdLife’s profile in São Tomé and Príncipe.
• Represent BirdLife International in the Gulf of Guinea Islands.
• Promote and safeguard BirdLife’s reputation and credibility.

Any other duties as delegated by your Line Manager.

Required skills, experience and qualifications:
• Higher education (minimum Master’s degree in natural sciences), experience in management of European Union grants and at least 5 years’ experience and knowledge of biodiversity conservation natural resource management and their practical application.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the biodiversity conservation, community, government and private sector engagement in African context.
• Significant field based experience in forest management, resource governance, private sector collaboration and community development.
• Experience and knowledge of working with NGOs in Africa (or elsewhere) will be advantageous.
• Experience in influencing policy and practice at local, national, regional and international level.
• Excellent project and financial management skills.
• Excellent facilitation and institutional capacity building skills.
• Ability to set work priorities, organise activities, meet deadlines and monitor projects.
• Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
• Good analytical skills required.
• Proven ability that the person is a self-starter capable of working under limited supervision.
• Excellent computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Proficiency in English, Portuguese and French.
• This position will be based in São Tomé Island with frequent travels to Príncipe Island.
• Knowledge of local languages in São Tomé and Príncipe is an advantage.

Application deadline: 20 March 2018

The position will be based in São Tomé.

Salary & benefits:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with BirdLife International, Africa Division terms and conditions.
• Gross monthly salary: Euros 3,500 – 4,000
• Length/duration of this position: 2 year contract - renewable
• Working hours: Full time 40 hours per week
• Date when the job expected to start: 1 April 2018, with possibility for negotiation.

Applications, including a covering letter summarizing the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and names and contact addresses of three referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity, should be sent via email before the to: by the application deadline.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Project Manager - São Tomé and Príncipe Biodiversity and Ecosystems Project - Job Description

10 de marzo de 2018

Voluntariado sobre ecoturismo y conservación en Macedonia

voluntariado en Macedonia

Lugar: Tearce (Macedonia)
Fecha de inicio: Marzo 2018
Duración: 8 meses

Proyecto de Servicio de Voluntariado Europeo para un joven de entre 18 y 28 años de nacionalidad/residencia española. Están todos los gastos cubiertos: gastos de viaje, alojamiento, manutención, dinero de bolsillo, seguro médico y de accidentes y curso de idioma. Proyecto enmarcado en el Proyecto Erasmus+.

La organización que desarrolla el proyecto es el Centro de educación y Desarrollo (CED). Organización no gubernamental que trabaja en la zona de Pollog desde 2006. El proyecto tiene lugar en la región inferior del Pollog, entre las montañas Sharr y la ciudad de Tetovo. Es una zona rodeada por la naturaleza y la hermosa montaña Sharr, además de tener acceso cercano a 2 ciudades capitales (Skopje y Pristina) y a solo 10 km de Tetovo. Esto nos permite comprender la situación en áreas urbanas y rurales. Mientras que la parte de la montaña Sharr (Kosovo) está protegida como un parque nacional, la parte Macedonia no. Según la investigación de la plataforma “Amigos de Sharra”, de la cual forma parte nuestra organización, “el 83% de la población local que vive en los municipios a lo largo de la montaña Sharr quiere que la montaña sea declarada Parque Nacional”. Aunque el porcentaje de personas interesadas es grande, todavía queda mucho trabajo por hacer para lograr nuestro objetivo. Creemos que después de proclamar los problemas disminuirían.
En el informe de progreso de la UE para 2015 sobre Macedonia se establece claramente: “Los niveles de contaminación del aire siguen siendo altos. Presentan serios riesgos para la salud y deben abordarse con urgencia “.
Los problemas ambientales específicos que identificamos en nuestra región, que también están escritos en la estrategia de cambio climático del Municipio de Tearce (2014-2020), creados por nuestra ONG son: Las personas talan árboles ilegalmente, lo que destruye el ecosistema, fomenta el erosiones y crea un ambiente no sostenible. Muchas personas todavía tiran y queman su basura en la naturaleza que contamina el aire y el suelo.
Una fuerza importante detrás de esos problemas es la falta de conocimiento y conciencia en la comunidad local sobre lo que esas acciones pueden causar.
Además, el Municipio de Tearce tiene un gran potencial para el desarrollo del ecoturismo. En este momento, los ciudadanos locales no saben mucho sobre las posibilidades existentes.
Al llevar a cabo este proyecto, queremos cambiar el comportamiento de las personas y ayudar a mejorar la situación actual.

Objetivos del proyecto:
Concienciar sobre la protección del medio ambiente
Promover la belleza de la montaña Sharr
Promover la plataforma para declarar la montaña Sharr como parque nacional
Incrementar el conocimiento y las habilidades sobre la protección del medio ambiente
Promover la gestión del reciclaje
Iniciar el ecoturismo en la región de la montaña Sharr
Aumentar la participación activa en la sociedad
Aumentar la conciencia intercultural
Mejorar las competencias de lenguas extranjeras

Se busca un voluntario
Interesado en aprender la cultura local, explorar el potencial local y buscar posibilidades para el desarrollo rural y el ecoturismo.
Interesado en el trabajo creativo con jóvenes de diferentes nacionalidades (principalmente estudiantes de primaria y secundaria)
Amante de la naturaleza e interesado en promover y preservar las bellezas naturales mediante la implementación de varios talleres, campañas en las redes sociales, planificación de nuevos proyectos, etc.

En el proyecto participa el equipo de la organización y un grupo de voluntarios de Croacia, EEUU, Alemania y Turquía.

El voluntario vivirá en Tearce y compartirá con dos alemanes. Cada uno tiene habitación individual. La casa está equipada con todos los elementos necesarios, tiene patio grande y está en un lugar rodeado de tiendas, cafeterías, escuela con gimnasio, fútbol y campo de baloncesto. Está a menos de 1 km de la oficina de nuestra organización en Tearce. Los voluntarios pueden cocinar sus propias comidas o comer en los restaurantes de Tearce.

Si quieres participar en este EVS, manda tu CV y Carta de motivación en inglés antes del 20 de marzo a poniendo en el asunto Proyecto en Macedonia. No olvides poner en tu carta de motivación “My sending organization is all2help PIC912693662 contact” . Más información en

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