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Magdalena Project Assistant

Reference 40570  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Colombia - America South
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 05/12/2012
Company Name Nature Conservancy
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Directory Entry : The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
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The Nature Conservancy seeks a Magdalena Project assistant. This project will strive to ensure the long-term viability of the river basin by reducing major threats to the biodiversity of the Magdalena River and its tributaries, coordinating effort with a team of TNC staff from the Northern Andes Southern Central America (NASCA) Conservation Program and its five strategies (Productive Landscapes, Protected Areas, Infrastructure, Water Funds and Indigenous Lands) to work with key internal and external partners to define a vision that unites TNC, the Government of Colombia and other national/local partners into a larger landscape conservation area.

The Magdalena Project assistant will support the work with the Regional environmental agencies – CARs to coordinate actions that address threats at the appropriate scale along the Magdalena River Basin, from its headwaters in Southern Colombia to the Colombian Caribbean Sea. Additional duties will be to provide support in preparing projects, reports, meetings and workshops with various collaborators and stakeholders, which also includes logistical aspects. The Magdalena Project assistant will provide scientific and technical support for additional opportunities that arise for promoting the sustainable management and conservation of biodiversity in the Magdalena River Basin. This position will be supervised by the Magdalena Project Coordinator for the NASCA Conservation Program and will be based in the Bogotá Office in Colombia.


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