1 Tahrcountry Musings: Opportunity to work in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Opportunity to work in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Young wildlife biologists, here is an opportunity for you to hone your skills in Periyar Tiger Reserve, India’s finest Tiger reserve. Periyar Foundation a Government owned public trust with the legality of the Government organization and flexibility of a good non-governmental organization is looking for field biologists to work under their “Biodiversity conservation and Rural livelihood improvement project” (Kerala forest department– Periyar foundation)

Qualification:  Masters Degree in Environmental / Wildlife Sciences or Forestry (Preference will be given to Ph. D. holders).
Experience:  Minimum 3 years of field experience in the field of ecology preferably in the landscape where Participatory Forest Management is implemented.
Remuneration: Rs 30,000/- per month.
Project period: 5 years.
Tasks to be carried out:
• To undertake analysis, assessment and research on ecology and wildlife biology.
• To distil, document and support to disseminate the best practices in the Project Area.
• To assist in conducting trainings in habitat management practices, monitoring of habitats and wildlife, eco-friendly tourism, to NGOs, local community groups, other stakeholders, policy makers, senior and mid-level forest officers and field staff and other development sector agencies.
• To develop field guides /identification keys on important groups of flora and fauna.
• To conduct impact assessment of habitat interventions, ecotourism etc.
• To contribute as a team in curriculum development and preparation of course material.

Candidates who possess the above qualification may apply with their curriculum vitae to the Executive Secretary, Periyar Foundation, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady P.O., Kumily, Idukki District, Kerala. Pin – 685536.  The name of the post should be written on the envelope containing application.

Last date for receipt of application is 15th April, 2012
Vacancies exist also for Sociologist / Socio-Ecologist, Regional Planner, Training Officer, Training Assistant, Field Assistant and Accountant

For more details log on to http://www.periyarfoundation.org/

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