Restoration Coordinator, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
DURATION: Full-Time Temporary position
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 4, 2013, or until position is filled.
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Appox. February 11 to November 25, 2013
For the last fifteen years, I’ve worked as a volunteer – a citizen anthropologist – in the collaborative conservation movement sweeping across the American West. I co-founded the Arizona Common Ground Roundtable in 1997. For the next five years, we (the Roundtable) sponsored forums across the state to bring ranchers, environmentalists, and sportsmen together to talk about the future of Arizona’s wide-open spaces.
The creation of a sustainable future will require the development of conservation practitioners with a strong foundation in science, leadership, and management. In addition, these practitioners will need to engage in cross-disciplinary problem solving, to understand cross-cultural and cross-boundary issues, and to be comfortable operating adaptively in an environment of increasing complexity and uncertainty.
On November 9 the New England groundfish industry will have an opportunity to discuss the state of fishery science with scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The workshop in Portsmouth, NH responds to criticism generated by abrupt changes in scientific evaluations of the status of fish stocks that support fishing communities from Maine to New Jersey.
Field To Market is a diverse alliance working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. The group provides collaborative leadership that is engaged in industry-wide dialogue, grounded in science, and open to the full range of technology choices.
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The Center for Collaborative Conservation (CCC) at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for its Collaborative Conservation Fellowship Program’s fifth cohort of fellows. We welcome applications from CSU graduate students, CSU faculty and research scientists, and conservation practitioners. We plan to award fellowships to about 5 practitioners/faculty members and 8-10 graduate students.
Agribusiness managers in Africa are being trained under a new project, which delivers a range of agribusiness management training programmes backed by contextual research. The knowledge and skills gained can then be used to help farmers increase their agricultural productivity, quality of produce and profit margin, in turn improving their livelihoods.
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Maasai pastoralists in East Africa are using video to share their stories and experiences about coping with seasonal and annual climatic variability. As climatic changes intensify in the region, their livestock-dependent livelihoods are ever more vulnerable to increasingly frequent droughts and other extreme events.
The Environmental Defense Fund's Amazon Basin Project is working to equip indigenous peoples with the information, technical assistance, and skills they need to participate fully in national climate change policy discussions and official negotiations, and to ensure they benefit from efforts to preserve forests.
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Well-designed catch shares – particularly when they include accumulation limits – can provide safeguards for small boat fishermen, their families, and their communities. Because these are the people who are hurt most when fisheries collapse, Environmental Defense Fund believes it is imperative to ensure that management programs take the needs of both fish and fishermen into account. Catch shares are uniquely suited to do so in a number of ways that conventional fishery management plans could not.
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