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African Crane Conservation Programme - Regional Coordinator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location South Africa - Africa
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 20/04/2016
Company Name Endangered Wildlife Trust
Contact Name Alison
Telephone +00 27 11 486 1102
Fax +00 27 11 486 1506
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The EWT fills the key niche of on-the-ground conservation action. Our specialist programmes and large team of skilled field staff are deployed throughout southern Africa and focus on applied fieldwork, research and direct engagement with stakeholders.
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Purpose of the position: The Endangered Wildlife Trust, one of the largest biodiversity conservation NGOs in southern Africa, is seeking to employ a highly motivated, professional individual to coordinate the Drakensberg project within the African Crane Conservation Programme (a partnership between the International Crane Foundation and Endangered Wildlife Trust). Home to Blue, Grey Crowned and Wattled Cranes, this is one of Africa’s key sites for crane conservation

Description: Leading a team in the Drakensberg region, this position aims to build resilience within the Drakensberg for the benefit of people and biodiversity. This will be achieved through developing a landscape level priority plan for expanding the protected area network in the region; exploring alternative options and securing key crane habitats and catchments; improving the ecological integrity of secured sites; developing and implementing post proclamation support and incentives on secured sites; empowering land users and owners in sustainable management practices; identifying and providing community benefit programmes; increasing awareness of and addressing key threats to cranes and their habitats; and monitoring cranes and other key species.

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