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									                            July 2010 NEWSLETTER
The Cambridge Conservation Forum exists to strengthen links and develop new synergies across the
diverse community of conservation practitioners and researchers based in and around Cambridge,
working at local, national and international levels. It aims to achieve this by broadening awareness of
the exceptional pool of local expertise and activities, by fostering contacts between people in different
organisations, and by encouraging the development of joint initiatives aimed at tackling common
problems. See our website at www.cambridgeconservationforum.org.uk for further details about CCF.

This is an informal newsletter, which is circulated on the first Monday of every month, and its content
is directed at the members of the group. Attachments referred to in the text can be downloaded from:
http://www.cambridgeconservationforum.org.uk/news/
Information for inclusion in future Newsletters should be submitted, by 12 pm on the preceding Friday,
to the CCF Secretary and Newsletter Editor, Valerie Kapos, at val.kapos@unep-wcmc.org .
                              CONTENTS THIS MONTH
FORUM DEVELOPMENTS
  Successful CCF summer symposium: Climate Change adaptation in the International Year of Biodiversity
  CCF Council
  CCF 12th Annual Symposium, 2011: initial call for speakers
  CCF Facebook page
  Pub Nights and August Newsletter Deadline
NEWS & FEATURES
  Putting Nature on the Map
  Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  British Association for Nature Conservation - e-debate on climate change
  Mapping Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner Moth
  Mammals on Roads Survey
  DEFRA Consultations of interest to CCF Members: No open consultations
  New Publications and websites: new UNEP Policy Series on Ecosystem Management; Climate-Eval - new
   knowledge-sharing website on Climate Change and Development; Climate change adaptation in developing
   countries: issues and perspectives for economic analysis; Sustainable Development in Practice: Lessons
   Learned from Amazonas; Human-wildlife conflict in Africa - causes, consequences and management
   strategies; Manual for the social impact assessment of land-based carbon projects ; Many More . . .
  Courses: Endangered Species Recovery (ESR); Training Workshop in Evidence-Based Conservation and
   Systematic Reviews; Course on R, data exploration, regression & GLM in Norwich, UK; International courses
   on Landscape Approaches and Forest Governance; Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Environmental
   Conservation, Oxford; More . . .
  Funding opportunities and Awards: UK Landscape Award; The WCS Research Fellowship Program; Funding
   for Biodiversity in 2010; Rapid Response Facility invites grant applications; More . .
  Forthcoming Events, Lectures, Conferences, Symposia
JOB VACANCIES
  Lecturer in Conservation Leadership, UNEP-WCMC in Collaboration with the University of Cambridge as
   part of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative
  Programme Officer (Projects Coordinator), Protected Areas Programme, UNEP-WCMC
  Programme Officer, Marine Assessment and Decision Support Programme, UNEP-WCMC
  Bird conservation literature reviewer: assessing the effectiveness of conservation interventions
  Pilot Project and Policy Coordinator, BBOP
  Project Co-ordinator, The Department of Environment, Montserrat in Partnership with the RSPB
  African Wildlife Foundation - Program Design Officer
  Many More, including 2 Post Docs, 12 PhD Studentships and NEW internships/voluntary positions
  DIARY




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                             FORUM DEVELOPMENTS
Successful CCF summer symposium: Climate Change adaptation in the
International Year of Biodiversity
Monday 21st June, Buckingham House Lecture Theatre, Murray Edwards
College, Cambridge
Over 80 people attended the CCF Summer Symposium, which was held on Monday 21st June, to
hear a range of interesting speakers reflect and challenge current thinking on climate change
adaptation in the International Year of Biodiversity. Most presentations and summaries of the ‗speed
dating sessions‘ have been posted on the CCF website at:
http://www.cambridgeconservationforum.org.uk/events/reports/


CCF Council
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The minutes of the Council meeting held 27 May will be available on the CCF website in the next few
days. Discussions focussed on forthcoming events and potential adjustments to the constitution.
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Decisions included approval of CCF‘s 47 member – Arcus Foundation Great Apes Programme – and
agreement to defer the next social event until September. The next CCF Council meeting will be held
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at 1 PM on Monday 23 September at UNEP-WCMC, 219 Huntingdon Rd, CB3 0DL. (VENUE TBC)
Items for inclusion in the agenda should be sent to Val (val.kapos@unep-wcmc.org ).


CCF 12th Annual Symposium, 2011: initial call for speakers
Thurs 6th January 2011, Judge Business School
The organizing committee for the 2011 Annual Symposium is preparing initial plans for the event,
which will be held at the Judge Business School n Trumpington Street, and is seeking offers of
presentations from CCF member organizations. The Annual Symposium provides an opportunity for
you to share topical aspects of your organisation‘s recent research and activities with the wider CCF
membership, and to highlight important issues for the coming year.

The format will be similar to the successful 2009 & 2010 Symposia. It is expected to include:
 An introductory overview of the challenges facing conservationists.
 Presentations from CCF member organisations (20 mins each, plus 10                               mins
   questions/discussion), with a total of about 10 speakers.
 A break-out session after lunch for participant interaction.
 A wine reception and networking opportunity at the end of the Symposium.

The Committee are seeking good speakers as well as interesting topics and particularly wish to
encourage participation by the smaller CCF organisations. Please note that the event is not intended
as an opportunity for researchers or students to present PhD theses. Nor is it about raising the profile
of any one organisation within the CCF.

If your organisation would like to offer a paper, please respond to: David Allen David.allen@iucn.org
and Keith Virgo consultancy@keithvirgo.com


CCF Facebook page
Despite the advanced years of some of its officers, CCF now has its own Facebook page. You can
find it and become a fan at: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/cambridgecf?ref=nf


Pub Nights and Newsletter deadline
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The July Pub Night will be on Monday 5 July, 7-9 PM at the Castle. Come along for a drink and a
chat. If you can't see anyone obviously CCF-ish, ask at the bar, and if you're the first one there, tell
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them where you're sitting. The August Pub Night will be on Monday 2 August. The August
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newsletter will also be due out on Monday 2 August. Therefore material for inclusion will need to
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be sent to Val (val.kapos@unep-wcmc.org ) by Friday       July.



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                               NEWS AND FEATURES
Putting Nature on the Map
IUCN-UK National Committee is to lead an exercise, to be completed in 2011, in identifying places in
the UK that meet the 2008 IUCN definition of ‗protected‘ areas. Further details can be found at:
http://www.iucn-uk.org/Projects/ProtectedAreas/tabid/65/Default.aspx?dm_i=C9X,6MPA,1EQWAC,GCX1,1


Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
The third Ad Hoc Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-
Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES III) met from 7-11 June 2010, in
Busan, Republic of Korea. Delegates discussed whether to establish an IPBES and negotiated text on
considerations for its function, guiding principles and recommendations. The meeting adopted the
Busan Outcome, recommending the establishment of an IPBES that would collaborate with existing
initiatives on biodiversity and ecosystem services and be scientifically independent. The meeting also
recommended that: the UN General Assembly

be invited to consider the conclusions of the meeting and take appropriate action for the
establishment of an IPBES; and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council should
invite UNEP, in cooperation with the UN Educational, Scientifi c and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and UN Development Programme, to continue
facilitating any ensuing process of implementing the IPBES until a secretariat is established
(http://www.iisd.ca/ymb/biodiv/ipbes3/).


British Association for Nature Conservation - e-debate on climate change
Recently, BANC has been raising its profile - ECOS (the regular journal) has been given a facelift,
and a new website (www.banc.org.uk) has been developed.

To start the new blog on the website with style, and to encourage a younger audience to start
debating the big issues in conservation, we have arranged an e-debate between two authors, who
hold opposing views on climate change. See http://www.banc.org.uk/wordpress/2010/06/climate-
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change-a-green-disagreement-part-1/ for the 1 part of the debate. Over the summer, their responses
to each other will be posted up, and people can ask the authors questions, post their own responses
to the dialogue, etc.


Mapping Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner Moth
(from A Rocha News)
Hull University are mapping the spread of the invasive Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner Moth. Details on
how to get involved can be found on: www.ourweboflife.org.uk


Mammals on Roads Survey
July sees the start of the Mammals on Roads survey, a nationwide survey of mammal sightings along
single-carriageways, which has run since 2001. To date, over half a million kilometres of road have
been surveyed, and changes in counts of species such as hedgehogs, foxes and badgers have been
tracked over time. Findings from the survey have already alerted us to the possible drastic decline in
hedgehogs and were the impetus for HogWatch.

As well as recording sightings, volunteers record information about their route. This allows the
journeys and sightings to be mapped, and counts of each species to be expressed as the number of
sightings per distance travelled, so that the results can be compared between years and a long-term
picture built up.




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To take part either
 Request a survey pack by post by contacting mor@ptes.org, or
 Download a copy of the survey pack at: http://www.ptes.org/index.php?cat=64
For results since 2001, see: http://www.ptes.org/index.php?page=323 .


DEFRA Consultations of interest to CCF Members
There are currently no DEFRA consultations open.


PUBLICATIONS & WEB RESOURCES
Announcing the new UNEP Policy Series on Ecosystem Management
 (see http://www.unep.org/policyseries)
The policy series seeks to facilitate dialogue on policy issues related to Ecosystem Management. The
target audience includes governments, civil society organisations, the academic and scientific
community, as well as colleagues in other organisations. The Policy Series is accompanied by an
online blog where readers can post their comments, ask questions, and suggest topics for future
issues     in   the   series.     The      blog   is   available     on    the   UNEP    website  at
www.unep.org/policyseries/Sustainable_intergrated_Solutions.pdf.

The first issue of the UNEP Policy Series on Ecosystem Management, titled 'Integrated solutions
for biodiversity climate change and poverty is now available at www.unep.org/policyseries.


Climate-Eval - new knowledge-sharing website on Climate Change and
Development
The Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has recently launched the
website Climate-Eval: Evaluation of Climate Change and Development, in collaboration with
the Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Switzerland Federal Office for
the Environment (FOEN). Climate-Eval is part of a broader initiative, the community of
practice on climate change and development evaluation which aims to build professional
capacity of individuals working on the evaluation of climate change and international
development. www.climate-eval.org


Climate change adaptation in developing countries: issues and perspectives
for economic analysis,IIED
Muyeye Chambwera, Jesper Stage
This paper is intended to provide some guidance to the policy-oriented researchers‘ work on valuing
climate change adaptation in developing countries. The objective of this paper is to develop a
framework for analysing the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation in developing countries
and the specific contexts in which these could be applied in potential IIED work on the economics of
adaptation. http://www.iied.org/pubs/display.php?o=15517IIED


Sustainable Development in Practice: Lessons Learned from Amazonas, IIED
Virgilio M. Viana
This book is the result of a short sabbatical at IIED by Virgilio Viana to reflect on previous experiences
while exploring options for more forest-friendly forms of development in the Amazon region. It tells the
story of the Bolsa Floresta scheme and many other similar schemes, and of improving the mandates
of environmental institutions so that they become sustainable development agents. The book closes
with a proposal for a National Project for the Amazon, based on experience in Amazonas State. IIED
believes that the ideas developed and honed over the last few years are both timely and inspiring –
both for Brazil and for countries further afield, as they now search for new ‗green economies‘.
http://www.iied.org/pubs/display.php?o=17508IIED&n=1&l=11&k=Viana




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Human-wildlife conflict in Africa - causes, consequences and management
strategies, FAO
In Africa, conflicts between humans and wildlife have become more frequent and severe over recent
decades. This FAO Forestry paper was published to facilitate the coexistence of humans and wildlife
and assist communities in applying best management practices. With a focus on large herbivores and
carnivores such as elephants, lions, baboons and crocodiles, the book presents the issues, describes
different methods of conflict management and outlines a three-step framework for decision-making.
See: http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1048e/i1048e00.htm


Impact of the global forest industry on atmospheric greenhouse gases,
FAO
This new FAO forestry publication examines the complex connections between the global forest
products industry and the global carbon cycle, with the objective of characterizing the carbon footprint
of the sector. The analysis finds that the industry‘s main sources of emissions are manufacturing and
disposal of used products in landfills. Data from some countries suggest that sustainable forest
management practices can be effective in keeping forest carbon stocks stable over time. Indirect
greenhouse gas benefits resulting from the activities or products of the forest products industry, while
difficult to measure, can be large and could be increased. See:
http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1580e/i1580e00.htm


IIED Briefing: Baseline of trust: defining 'new and additional' climate funding
Martin J Stadelmann, J. Timmons Roberts and Saleemul Huq
Climate finance is becoming a dark curve on the road from Copenhagen to Cancún. Poorer nations
fear that richer ones will fulfil the US$30 billion ‗fast-start‘ climate finance promises made in the non-
binding Copenhagen Accord by relabelling or diverting basic development aid, or by simply delivering
on past climate finance pledges. The problem is simple: contributor countries are operating with no
clear baseline against which their promise of ‗new and additional‘ funding can be counted – and they
do not accept the baselines put forth by developing countries. A viable solution for the short term is to
use projections of business-as-usual development assistance as baselines. The longer-term
benchmark could be the provision of truly ‗new‘ funds from new funding sources. Substantial up-front
negotiations may be required, but seizing this opportunity to define baselines will build confidence on
both sides and create predictability for future finance.
 http://www.iied.org/pubs/display.php?o=17080IIED&n=1&l=2&k=Stadelman


IIED Briefing: Beyond cost-benefit: developing a complete toolkit for
adaptation decisions
Rachel Berger, Muyeye Chambwera
Cost-benefit analysis has important uses – and crucial blind spots. It represents only one of several
economic tools that can be used to assess options for adapting to climate change in developing
countries. The Nairobi Work Programme would best serve governments by considering not just cost-
benefit approaches, but the entire range of tools. By developing a ‗toolkit‘ that helps users choose
from a variety of evaluation methods, we can support adaptation decisions that promote equity, put
local people in control and allow for dynamic responses to climate change as it unfolds.
http://www.iied.org/pubs/display.php?o=17081IIED&n=1&l=16&k=Berger


Manual for the social impact assessment of land-based carbon projects
Forest Trends, the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), Rainforest Alliance and
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) have published Version 1.0 of a ―Manual for Social Impact
Assessment of Land-Based Carbon Projects.‖ The Manual can be accessed at http://www.forest-
trends.org/publications.php.

The Manual is designed to be used by carbon project proponents aiming for validation under the CCB



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Standards, or other multiple-benefit carbon standards. The NGOs involved in this initiative believe
that a combination of credible social impact assessment methods and robust standards for verifying
the co-benefits provides an important way of promoting positive social outcomes of land-based
carbon projects, and avoiding negative ones. A Spanish translation is in process.

The Manual is Version 1.0 since it will be ‗field tested‘ over the rest of 2010, and, based on user
experience, peer review, and other feedback, leading to an improved Version 2.0 in early 2011. The
authors are therefore keen to get feedback from users or other interested parties. Please contact
Michael Richards (mrichards@forest-trends.org) or Steve Panfil (spanfil@climate-standards.org).


Does the Opportunity Cost Approach Indicate the Real Cost of REDD+ ? : Rights and
Realities of Paying for REDD+.
Hans Gregersen, Hosny El Lakany, Alain Karsenty, & Andy White,

RRI is pleased to announce the release of this new publication. Its focus is that the contextual issues
influencing the adequacy and appropriateness of opportunity cost as a proxy for payments required to
obtain successful REDD+ can be major ones in most tropical developing countries; and resolving
them can be expensive and time consuming. Both the summary brief and the full report can be
downloaded at http://www.rightsandresources.org/publication_details.php?publicationID=1555.



COURSES
Endangered Species Recovery (ESR)-
a course which gets under the skin of conservation and behind the scenes at Durrell

The ESR course is an introduction to animal management in captivity and in the wild, from those with
first-hand experience. Practical activities and behind the scenes experiences at Durrell will provide
you with first-hand exposure to the reality of endangered species recovery. There will be lectures from
world class conservationists and an opportunity for you to develop your research skills.
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The course runs for three weeks from the 12 to 30 July this year. Further details attached.


Training Workshop in Evidence-Based Conservation and Systematic Reviews
To meet the demand of recent calls for systematic reviews (SR) in environmental management, a one
day workshop entitled Introduction to Systematic Review accredited by the Collaboration for
Environmental Evidence (www.environmentalevidence.org) will take place in Bangor, North Wales on
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14 July 2010. The introductory workshop is the first in a series of systematic review training events.
For more information and registration visit the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation website
http://www.cebc.bangor.ac.uk/training.php or contact cebctraining@bangor.ac.uk


Course on R, data exploration, regression & GLM in Norwich, UK
A 5-day R & statistics course in Norwich, UK.
Dates: 23-27 August 2010
Number of participants: approximately 12
URL: http://www.highstat.com/statscourse.htm

The course entails discussions on data exploration, regression and generalised linear modelling, and
also contains an integrated R module. So, you will learn both R and statistics at the same time.




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Location
The course will be held at the University of East Anglia's campus in Norwich, UK
(http://www.uea.ac.uk/). The campus is a 15 minute bus ride from the city centre and has affordable
accommodation, and several food options. The Norwich airport (http://www.norwichairport.co.uk/)
serves direct flights from many UK and European cities including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and
Manchester.

Program
* Monday: Introduction to R. (Importing data, accessing variables) based on the Beginner's Guide to R
       book written by Zuur and co-workers. Data exploration in R. This is based on Chapter 4 in
       Zuur et al. (2007) and a paper on data exploration published by Zuur et al. (2010).
* Tuesday & Wednesday: Linear regression models in R (theory, model specification, interactions,
       model selection, model validation, model interpretation and presentation of the results for a
       paper). This is based on Chapter 5 in Zuur et al. (2007).
*Thursday & Friday: Generalised linear models to analyse continuous data, count data, binary data
       and proportional data in R. We will use the gamma, Poisson, negative binomial and binomial
       distributions. Based on Chapters 8-10 in Zuur et al. (2009).

Pre-required knowledge
* Basic statistics. This course assumes no prior knowledge of R. This is a non-technical course.

Price: 500 GBP + 17.5% VAT


Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Environmental Conservation, Oxford still
have some places
The courses are designed for people with an interest in understanding, conserving, managing and
promoting the natural environment. The Diploma focuses on UK wildlife conservation, and the
Advanced Diploma on global environmental issues.

Both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma have been used by volunteer and professional
conservationists for professional development, for making career changes and for enabling wider
participation in local conservation. The courses are taken part-time over two years and have been
designed for mature students who are working full or part-time.

There are a number of bursaries                available:   further   details   can   be    found    at
http://cpd.conted.ox.ac.uk/funding.asp

For further course details and application procedures please visit:
http://cpd.conted.ox.ac.uk/env/default.asp or email envcon@conted.ox.ac.uk


Online Ecological Survey Techniques courses, University of Oxford
5 week, part-time training courses taught via the internet:
      Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation- starts September 2010
      Field techniques for Surveying Mammals & Reptiles – starts October 2010
For further course details and application procedures please visit:
http://cpd.conted.ox.ac.uk/env/default.asp or email envcon@conted.ox.ac.ukRecruitment


International courses on Landscape Approaches and Forest Governance
Scholarships available for inhabitants of 61 countries!
The Government of the Netherlands is providing scholarships to people from 61 countries in Africa,
Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, to take part in two training courses organised by
Wageningen University, in collaboration with RECOFTC and CIFOR:

1. Landscape Approaches: applying strategic planning approaches for good natural resources
   governance, 25 October -5 November 2010, at RECOFTC, Bangkok, Thailand
   (http://www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/newsagenda/agenda/Landscape_functions_and_people.htm)


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2. Governance for forests, nature and people: managing multi-stakeholder learning in sector
   rogrammes and policy processes, 22 November – 3 December 2010, at CIFOR, Bogor,
   Indonesia:(http://www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/newsagenda/agenda/Governance_for_forest_nature_and_people.htm ).

Find out if your country is on the list at
http://www.nuffic.nl/international-organizations/services/scholarships/nfp/nfp-country-list


Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice,
We invite applications for the WildCRU's 2011 Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife
Conservation Practice, managed jointly by Oxford University's Dept of Zoology and Dept for
Continuing Education. This eight month full-time course is designed to enhance the skills of
conservation practitioners, teaching the field, analytical, planning and reporting techniques necessary
for effective conservation research and action.

Developed through a donation by the Kaplan family and supported by the Panthera Foundation, the
course focuses on survey and analysis methods commonly used in the study of felids and other
mammals in the developing world. Students will take modules on wildlife ecology and behaviour;
monitoring skills including camera-trapping, radio-tracking and line transect surveys; GIS analysis,
and population management. Unifying threads running through the course are the global and human
dimensions of biodiversity conservation. Students will learn how to plan field surveys and understand
the theory behind the techniques, allowing them to adapt these to their own situation, and to critically
appraise their own and others' work.

Teaching methods are geared towards on problem-solving, case-studies and hands-on practice, and
students will complete two small research projects, for which they can use their own data if available.
The transferable skills section of the course includes giving verbal presentations, reporting to
scientists, donors and the public, and writing proposals and grant applications.

Students benefit from the world-class conservation expertise of the WildCRU and its networks of
collaborators. The diverse mix of nationalities, cultures and experience, of both the diploma
candidates themselves and the WildCRU as a whole, enhances peer-learning and broadens
understanding of the roots of conservation issues, and potential solutions.

The course will run from February to September 2011. Students will take a one month online
preparatory course from their home countries, followed by seven months of residential training at the
WildCRU's Recanati-Kaplan Centre in Tubney. These custom-built facilities just outside Oxford allow
access to departmental and university resources in the city. Students will be accommodated on site,
and will have associate membership of Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college with which WildCRU
has a long history.

We will accept up to 10 students in 2011, and applications are particularly welcomed from candidates
working in developing nations. Suitable candidates are early-career field conservationists, working
with government agencies or NGOs, who will return to their home countries after the course to
implement and disseminate their new knowledge. Candidates without a degree are considered, but
must demonstrate an equivalent amount of experience gained in the field. It is important that
applicants are competent in English in order to gain the most benefit from the training; please see the
diploma website for details of the level of fluency required. Varying levels of sponsorship are available
to cover the course fees, living expenses and international travel, and are awarded on the basis of the
applicant's geographical origin and financial need.
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The formal application deadline is 16 July 2010 - please note this is much earlier than in previous
years! We advise candidates in April/May, to ensure that all documents and recommendation letters
are received before the deadline.

For more information on the course, including the curriculum and how to apply, please see the
diploma website (www.wildcru.org/diploma). If you have difficulties accessing the internet, you can
contact the course coordinator wildcru.diploma@zoo.ox.ac.uk and request the information to be sent
to you by email or post.




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GRANTS & AWARDS.

UK Landscape Award
The UK Landscape Award is a competition to find the best landscape in the UK. Nominate a project
you have been involved in to create or restore a landscape, or encourage your local authority or an
NGO to apply (deadline 27 August): http://www.uklandscapeaward.org/index.php


The WCS Research Fellowship Program
The WCS Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is a small grants program administered by the Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS) Institute which, from 1993 to 2007, funded over 300 proposals totalling
more than $3 million. The RFP grants help build research capacity for the next generation of
conservation practitioners worldwide. The Program supports individual field research projects that
have a clear application to conservation.

In 2010, the RFP was re-designed and re-launched with a new focus of supporting work directly
related to WCS priority land/seascapes, species, and/or the global challenges of wildlife health,
climate change, human livelihoods, and natural resource extraction. The Program seeks to support
the field work of graduate-level students (Masters, PhD, DVM, or equivalent) who will work with WCS
staff in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and in special cases, North America (limited to Native Americans
and First Nations, Métis, or Inuit). Collectively, the professionals receiving RFP grants will apply field-
tested conservation science to the challenges facing the natural world.

We ask you to please forward the announcement for this opportunity to any conservation practitioners
who might be interested in learning more. Individuals interested in submitting an RFP application
should visit http://programs.wcs.org/grants for eligibility information. The application deadline is
January 5, 2011. The maximum award is $20,000. For more information, please email
fellowship@wcs.org.


Funding for Biodiversity in 2010
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, and people all over the world are being encouraged to
safeguard our global natural heritage and reduce the rate of biodiversity loss.

At the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), we support the 2010 initiative, and we want more organisations to
apply to us for funding for projects that conserve the UK‘s precious natural heritage. Whether you
want to conserve priority species or habitats, train volunteers in biological identification techniques, or
help a wider range of people understand the natural world, we want to hear from you.

HLF has invested more than £860million in projects that safeguard the UK‘s precious countryside,
wildlife and parks, helping to protect some of our most threatened wildlife. But there is still much to do,
particularly in 2010, in light of the challenges the new UK list of priority habitats and species has set.

We are already funding a broad range of projects: from saving the red-barbed ant from imminent
extinction on the UK mainland, to restoring lost fenland habitat in Cambridgeshire. You can find out
more about some of our projects connected with Land and biodiversity and we have just released our
Thinking about biodiversity guidance document, which sets out what we can fund and lists sources of
advice to give you ideas and help you plan your project.

HLF Information team: call 020 7591 6042, or email enquire@hlf.org.uk

(From: Biodiversity Information Network, 19.03.10 via ONCF (Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum
Bulletin)




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Rapid Response Facility invites grant applications
The Rapid Reponse Facility (RRF) invites small grant applications of up to $30,000 for UNESCO
designated natural World Heritage Sites, and tentative sites facing emergency threats to their
biodiversity.

The RRF is a unique small grant programme jointly operated by Fauna & Flora International,
UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the United Nations Foundation. With a target processing time
for grant applications of just 8 working days, the RRF provides rapid support to enable conservation
practitioners to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies in some of the world‘s most important
sites for biodiversity.

Eligible applications will:
 address a threat(s) in a UNESCO designated natural World Heritage site (NWHS), or tentative
     NWHS site, in a developing country;
 address a new conservation threat(s), or one that has increased significantly in recent days /
     weeks;
 clearly demonstrate that an immediate response is critical to avoid / mitigate the impacts of the
     threat, and that more traditional funding mechanisms cannot make funding available quickly
     enough to ensure an effective response;
 clearly explain how RRF support will make a significant and measurable contribution to reducing
     the threats.
There is no deadline for submission of grant applications. Applications are received, and funding
decisions are made, on a rolling-basis and in response to need.

To date the RRF has supported numerous rapid interventions in natural World Heritage sites,
responding to the conservation impacts of a range of emergencies such as natural disaster, armed
conflict and illegal activity within protected areas. Examples of projects funded are:
·      Repair of vital communications infrastructure following devastating rebel attacks in Garamba
       National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo;
·      Restoration and evaluation of critical management functions within Sichuan Giant Panda
       Sanctuaries, China following a major earthquake;
·      Support to NGOs in and around Kerinci-Seblat National Park, Indonesia, to document and lobby
       against illegal road-building and encroachment within the national park and bufferzone forest;
·      Field monitoring and media campaign to help ensure enforcement of protected area legislation
       in Belize and reduce negative impacts of infrastructure development on the Belize Barrier Reef
       Reserve System.

Please help us to ensure that organisations working to conserve natural World Heritage sites, and
tentative sites, know about the RRF and can seek assistance if an emergency arises. Please visit the
RRF website (www.rapid-response.org) for more information on funding criteria and details on how to
make an application. To check if the site where you work is a NWHS or tentative NWHS visit:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list

You can also email the RRF in English, French or Spanish at rrf@fauna-flora.org with any questions
about eligibility and the application process.


Earth Observation Technology Cluster – Small Grants for Knowledge Activities
The University of Nottingham is hosting an EO knowledge exchange project, funded under the NERC
Technology Clusters programme. The aim is to promote communication regarding state-of-the-art
technology used in EO of the land surface. Funding is available to support knowledge exchange
activities in thematic or priority areas of terrestrial EO. See www.EOTechCLuster.org.uk for details.


Funding Opportunities for Small Scale Initiatives – French GEF
The Small-Scale Initiatives Programme run by the French Global Environment Facility is designed to
support civil society organisations in Africa which are actively working on biodiversity protection and
climate change action.      The programme has been set up to help civil society organisations to:



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undertake field projects in West and Central Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique, strengthen their
technical, training, management and project monitoring capacities, strengthen a small-scale projects
monitoring network in West and Central Africa, strengthen their capacities for influencing
environmental policy choices in the countries concerned, share and disseminate their experiences
and successes.

There is a rolling programme of applications and full details are at:
http://www.ffem.fr/jahia/Jahia/cache/offonce/lang/en/accueil/pid/26806;jsessionid=5F616BE7C3B7CC
1630DD20C1B57BFF12


Funding from Sita Trust
(from ONCF NEWS)
Sita Trust will be offering a new three-year Enriching Nature Programme that will run from 2010 -
2012. The Trust has committed £8m in new funds to this programme. There will be three funding
rounds per year in each of the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. Applicants may request up to £120,000 for
an individual project.

We welcome applications to this funding programme from not-for-profit organisations with projects that
focus on conserving a species or habitat identified as a priority in the UK BAP process. As a previous
applicant to SITA Trust‘s Enriching Nature programme, we wanted to let you know of the new funds
available.

Applications to the new fund must be made online using our new online application system. Once
you‘ve registered on this system you can revisit your form as often as you wish before submitting it to
the Trust for consideration. We will not see the form until you submit it to us.

For more info on the programme including deadline dates and an application guide visit
www.sitatrust.org.uk/nature-funding


Google Grants Scheme
Google‘s Geo Challenge Grants are a small grants program to provide nonprofits with the impetus and
resources they need to take advantage of powerful and exciting online mapping tools. Further
information at: http://blog.google.org/2008/10/introducing-googleorg-geo-challenge.html


Small Grants for the Purchase of Nature
In 2001 the IUCN National Committee for the Netherlands (IUCN NL) started a new funding facility,
the Small Grants for the Purchase of Nature programme (SPN). Financially supported by the National
Postcode Lottery, the programme aims for the strategic purchase of threatened pieces of nature.
Strategic can mean purchasing and securing a corridor between two protected areas in order to
safeguard migration routes and the exchange of genetic material. It may also mean securing an area
to form a buffer against encroaching agricultural or tourism developments. In a natural area that is
rapidly converted to agricultural land, the purchase of small remnants of natural vegetation can have a
massive impact on the conservation of local biodiversity. In line with other small grants facilities
administered by the IUCN NL, a maximum amount of Euro 85.000 can be granted for projects
submitted by local NGOs. More info can be found on www.iucn.nl/english/funds/purchase/engels/what.htm

To increase efficiency of the procedure, applicants are advised to send a brief outline of the proposed
project first (3 pages maximum). Thus giving the SPN staff a better opportunity to see if the proposal fits
within the criteria and to give valuable suggestions before time is invested in writing a full proposal.


Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation
Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation (RSGs) are aimed at small conservation programmes
and pilot projects. They were set up in 1999 by The Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation. RSG's are
available to individuals and small groups. Applications can be made at any time of the year, decisions
are usually made within three months. They generally support projects of about a year's duration.



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Applications from non-first world areas are strongly encouraged. For a list of the various grants they
offer, please see www.ruffordsmallgrants.org


National Geographic Offers Grants to Young Scientists
A Young Explorers Grants Program, has been launched by the National Geographic Society, with
support from Lindblad Expeditions. The programme is aimed at individuals ages 18 to 25, and
provides grants to help them fund projects in the fields of science, conservation and environmental
studies, in major fields of study such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Geography,
Oceanography, and Paleontology.

Twenty-five to 50 grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 will be provided each year to a select number
of young adults who apply. Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of National Geographic's
existing grant-making bodies - the Committee for Research and Exploration, the Expeditions Council
and the Conservation Trust. Grants will be made in fields traditionally supported by National
Geographic, such as archaeology, wildlife biology, conservation and adventure.

Information on grant applications is available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/yeg/ .




EVENTS
Lecture: The Garden of Eden Lost Forever?- Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS
Thursday 15th July 2010, 7.30pm
Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA


Hats off to Bats Activities
Hats off to Bats promises a summer of bat filled events to discover, understand and enjoy bats. Come
along and learn about, look for and help bats in Cambridge.
BAT WALKS—local walks led by bat experts
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Saturday 28 August—Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits, meet at 8pm at the entrance to East Pit on LimeKiln
        Road.
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Friday 10 September—Stourbridge Common, meet at 7.30pm at the Riverside entrance to
        Stourbridge Common.
BAT PUNTS— A bat safari along the river Cam in a chauffeured punt!
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Friday 16 and 23 of July —Meet at the entrance to Scudamores on Mill Lane at 9pm. There is a
        suggested donation of £5 for this event.
Places are limited on all events so please book by contacting Iain Webb on
iain.webb@wildlifebcnp.org or 01954 713531
Poster attached.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2009) Exhibition
19th June to 24th July 2010
Zoology Museum, New Museums Site, Downing St
http://www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions.displays/temporary.exhibitions/


Science in UK Government: Where’s the Evidence?
12th July 18:00 – 20:30
The British Library is hosting the latest in their Talk Science series on 12 th July, in
partnership with the Research Information Network and Eureka.

Mark Henderson, Science Editor for The Times, will be in conversation with Dr Evan
Harris

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The discussion will address current issues in Science Policy, including:
• What role will science play in the new Government?
• How will the scientific perspective be heard and understood across Parliament?
• How could the use of scientific evidence in policy-making be improved?
• With tightening budgets, what are the big issues that UK science faces?
• Should science funding be more elitist?
• Will the long-term impact of science ever be measurable?

The event is free, but booking is essential. To book, please email Science@bl.uk
providing the name, affiliation and email address of each person requesting a place.


Agriculture in Africa
Since 2005, the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) has built a dynamic partnership between
leading African and UK institutions, developing a strong evidence base for influence and engagement
with agricultural policy processes at global, national and local levels.
FAC‘s commitment to encouraging dialogue and sharing of good practice continues with:
Africa Seminar Series
In partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), FAC is launching a new series of
discussions about timely agriculture topics with key presentations by experts. The series includes the
following seminars:
• African agriculture: a time for cautious optimism?
• What technology for African agriculture?
• Failing or emerging rural markets? Falling into poverty traps ... or stepping out of them?
• Land matters: small farmer, large farmer, land grabber ...
• Agriculture-led development in an urbanising world?
Further details: http://www.odi.org.uk/events/details.asp?id=2448&title=agricultural-futures-africa


Free admission: First Global Business of Biodiversity Symposium - 13th July
2010, Excel Centre, London Docklands
The IYB-UK partnership has arranged free admission to this conference for IYB UK partners, of which
CCF is one. If interested Please see attached booking form, and cite CCF as the IYB partner in your
registration.

Major players from around the world in all industry sectors are converging at Excel in London‘s
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docklands on the 13 July, to discuss the Business of Biodiversity - to debate the risks and view the
opportunities that are emerging linked to declining biodiversity and ecosystem services. Government
Ministers, NGO's, investors and business leaders all under one roof, give their response to the long
awaited launch of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) D3 report – a ‗Stern-like‘
report on the economics of biodiversity and ecosystems that is destined to change the way
businesses think and act.
For further details and registration see http://www.businessofbiodiversity.co.uk


Seminar: Cambridge Carbon Footprint - Ro Randall and Mary Geddes
Thursday, 22 July, 13:00
UNEP-WCMC 219 Huntingdon Road CB3 0DL


Two Linked Ornithology Conferences, Oxford, July 2010
The Edward Grey Institute, in the Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford, is hosting two
international Ornithological meetings in July 2010:

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Sixth International Hole Nesting Bird Conference is taking place at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
from 13th July – 15th July 2010. The meeting will open with registration and a drinks reception and
buffet on 13 July at Lady Margaret Hall College, and then last two full days (14th/15th July) and will
provide a forum for recent studies of ecology, evolution and behaviour of all hole-nesting species,
temperate or tropical, and of purely academic or more applied interest. Social events include a guided
trip to Wytham Woods and barbeque, and plenary speakers include Christiaan Both, Erik Matthysen,
James Reynolds & Ben Sheldon.

Immediately following this, on 16 July 2010, is the David Lack Centenary Symposium to be held in
the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, to mark the centenary of the birth of David Lack on
16 July 1910. A programme of invited talks will focus on, and celebrate, the scientific contributions of
David Lack to Ornithology, and the broader fields of Ecology and Evolution, and assess the
development of these fields in the 21st century. Speakers include: Prof Thomas Alerstam, Prof Ted
Anderson, Prof Tim Birkhead, Prof Ben Hatchwell, Dr Andrew Lack, Prof Ian Owens, Prof Chris
Perrins, Prof Trevor Price, Prof Simon Verhulst. The meeting will conclude with a reception and
Banquet at Wadham College.

Further details of both meetings can be found at:
http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/egi/newsevents/2010conferences.html


Plum Week-end
Bluntisham, Colne and Somersham 14-15 August
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Plums and local orchards will be celebrated across these villages on Saturday the 14 and Sunday
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the 15 August between 11am and 5pm. Various orchards will open their gates for "Pick your own",
there will also be the opportunity to take part in guided walks around the orchards led by specialist
growers and tree wardens from the district. Learn about and taste the different varieties of plum from
Early Rivers to Opal, Czar and Victorias. Walks and talks will also be led by local Bee-keepers. If you
have a plum tree and you are not sure what variety it is there will be a "plum identifier" who can help
and give advice regarding maintenance.

Village halls will host photo exhibitions, cooking demos, silk screen printing and the kids will love the
open air laboratories which work towards compiling national surveys. Local pubs will serve plum
based menus. Also local growers will have available such delights from Elderflower cordial to cider
and cakes! This is a lovely opportunity to enjoy these beautiful spaces and to sample their fruits and
help to raise awareness of the English orchard.

The "Plum Weekend" is organised by the Cambridgeshire Biodiversity partnership and is supported
financially by Natural England's count-down 2010 funds as part of the traditional orchard partnership
project managed by The National Trust.

For further info go to www.orchardnetwork.org.uk or call Fabiola Blum on 01223 715697 or Bridget
Halford on 07917554057


Growing Organically: Using church land as a model for environmental change
18 September 2010, 10am-4:15pm
Carrs Lane Church Center, Birmingham, B4 7SX

This conference will cover the importance of church land management, give practical examples and
open opportunities for you to explore the possibilities church land may hold. The main speakers will
be Professor Sir Ghillean Prance and Bishop James Jones, followed by informative and interactive
workshops. Further info attached and at: www.arocha.org.uk For enquiries email
kajsa.brittsjo@arocha.org


Lecture: Climate Change – what does it demand of us? - Professor Mike Hulme,
University of East Anglia
Friday 8 October 2010 at 7.30pm


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Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA


Europe-Africa Frontier Research Conference on Dynamic Interlinkages
Between Social and Ecosystem Changes: Towards a Europe-Africa
Partnership
Hulshort, The Netherlands, 8-12 November 2010
www.esf.org/conferences/10339
Co-Chairs: Prof. Marja J. Spierenburg, VU University Amsterdam, NL & Prof. Rashid M. Hassan,
Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa, ZA

Inspired by ICSU's new Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society, the goal of the ESF
Research Conference is to exchange experiences that will help us begin to understand
transformations toward or away from sustainable development, including measures for eradication of
poverty and halting environmental degradation.

The conference focus will be on comparing findings of research that studies social-ecological
systems' interactions associated with specific landscapes, seascapes or coastal regions. There is
remarkable geographic variability in policies, practices and outcomes for management of natural
capital, flows of ecosystem services, and human outcomes. Invited speakers and presenters will be
drawn from a range of disciplines, research approaches and findings based on diverse sources of
information including narrative, qualitative and quantitative data and historical records in addition to
more traditional technical monitoring tools and remote sensing.

List of Invited Speakers according to the theme (to be completed):

SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND ECOSYSTEM CHANGES
Arun Agrawal - University of Michigan, US
James Murombedzi - tbc

MANAGING TRADEOFFS BETWEEN MULTIPLE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Line Gordon - Stockholm Resilience Centre, SE
Belinda Reyers - CSIR, SA

RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY OF SOCIAL AND ECOSYSTEMS TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Anantha Duraiappah - United Nation Environment Programme
Brian Walker - tbc

BIODIVERSITY, ECOSYSTEM CHANGE AND HUMAN WELLBEING
Thembela Kepe - University of Toronto, CA
Charles Perrings - Arizona State University, US

DRIVERS OF ECOSYSTEM AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Eduardo Brondizio - Indiana University, US
Bruce Campbell - tbc
Peter Minang - CGIAR, US

Full conference programme accessible online from www.esf.org/conferences/10339.
ESF contact for further information: Alessandra Piccolotto - apiccolotto@esf.org
This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF), in partnership with the
International Council for Science (ICSU).


Adapting Conservation to a Changing Climate
Natural England - BES Conference
11 - 12 January 2011, Charles Darwin House, London
Natural England and the British Ecological Society are organising a two-day conference in January
2011, exploring how practical conservation measures can facilitate adaptation to climate change.
More information available soon via organisers


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Planet Under Pressure: new knowledge, new solutions,
London, 7-10 May 2012
This major conference aims to attract 2500 of the world's leading thinkers on global-change research.

The four-day conference is sponsored by the International Council for Science's (ICSU) global
environmental change research programmes. It will bring together natural, physical and social
scientists, together with economists. It will also involve engineers, health specialists and many others
disciplines, plus with national and international policymakers, industry representatives, technologists,
NGOs and development experts.

The event, provisionally booked for 7-10 May 2012, will take place prior to the next UN Earth Summit
in Rio de Janeiro, also scheduled for that year. Presenting the latest research findings, the London
conference is anticipated to provide a solid scientific foundation for the summit.

Further details: http://www.igbp.net/page.php?pid=531




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                                          JOB VACANCIES
Lecturer in Conservation Leadership, UNEP-WCMC in Collaboration with the
University of Cambridge as part of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative
Salary band £30,735 - £43,907
UNEP-WCMC is a world leader in conservation data and information based in Cambridge. In collaboration with
the University of Cambridge, and as part of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), UNEPWCMC wishes to
appoint a suitably qualified person to the new position of Lecturer in Conservation Leadership. Based equally at
the offices of UNEP-WCMC and the Department of Geography, the Lecturer will help build and deliver a new
MPhil in Conservation Leadership, and play a key role in developing the activities of the CCI, with a focus on
leadership talent for the future in biodiversity conservation.

The Lecturer will:
   Work with the Director of Conservation Leadership in the Department of Geography, University of
    Cambridge, to develop, plan, and deliver the teaching programme for the new MPhil.
   Help create a world-class learning and outreach programme, in collaboration with members of the CCI.
   Carry out interdisciplinary research in any natural or social science field relevant to the conservation of
    nature or biodiversity.
   Contribute to the development of activities relevant to UNEP-WCMC – e.g. in the marine environment, in the
    governance and management of institutions, in capacity building or in another area of expertise.

The Candidate:
The Lecturer will have a PhD and will have started to establish an internationally renowned reputation in his or
her field, with an emerging research record. He/She will have experience of applied conservation research and
practice, and demonstrated an ability to initiate and nurture collaborations between academia and conservation
organisations. Ideally, he/she will have experience of teaching and managing taught postgraduate programmes
and excellent communication / presentation skills.

Duration of Post / Start Date:
The post will be for fixed term duration of five years in the first instance with the intention of renewing for a further
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five years. The post is available from 1 September 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Who We Are:
Cambridge has one of the leading Departments of Geography in the UK with a long standing, world-wide
reputation for excellence. Further information is available at: http://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/.
The Cambridge Conservation Initiative is a collaboration of six departments at the University and nine
Cambridge-based conservation organisations: http://www.conservation.cam.ac.uk/.
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is the specialist biodiversity information and
assessment centre of the United Nations Environment Programme. Further information is available at:
www.unep-wcmc.co.uk.

Further information:
For more information, including a set of Further Particulars, visit www.unep-wcmc.org. To apply, please send a
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completed application form, CV and covering letter to Recruitment@unep-wcmc.org by 19 July 2010.
Interviews will be held on 27th July. Candidates should note this is not a UN post and that due to the specific start
date requirements of the post, only those eligible to work in the UK should apply.


Programme Officer (Projects Coordinator), Protected Areas Programme,
UNEP-WCMC
Full-time Permanent, Salary circa £23,000
UNEP-WCMC is seeking an experienced Programme Officer to coordinate and manage the delivery of a GEF full
sized project on Climate Change and Protected Areas in West Africa (CCPAWA), and provide management
support to other Protected Areas projects.

The successful candidate will act as project coordinator for the CCPAWA project, establishing the project‘s
internal working procedures and coordination mechanisms with project countries and technical partners, to
ensure adequate compliance of project implementation with UNEP procedures. S/he will hold a Higher Degree in
natural or social sciences including conservation biology, environmental science, geography or international
relations. We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated understanding of the issues and concepts




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related to protected areas, climate change, biodiversity and development. S/he will be a highly motivated self
starter, with a good balance of enthusiasm and realism for finding solutions to global biodiversity
challenges.

Applicants who meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification for this post, are invited, by 2 August
2010, to complete and send an Application Form attaching their CV to recruitment@unep-wcmc.org. As the
successful candidate will need to be fluent in both written English and French, we are asking for the Application
Form to be completed in English and for a separate covering letter to be completed and submitted in French. For
further information on this role, including the Application Form, please visit the jobs page on our website
www.unepwcmc.org

Applications are invited from all nationalities, however candidates must be eligible to work in the UK to be
considered for this position. Prospective candidates should note that this is not a UN post but is employed by the
UK Charity WCMC 2000 on behalf of UNEP-WCMC



Programme Officer, Marine Assessment and Decision Support Programme,
UNEP-WCMC
Full-time Permanent, Salary circa £23,000
We are seeking an experienced Programme Officer to provide scientific and technical assistance in the
production of UNEP-WCMC‘s growing work in the marine assessment, data provision and decision support, to
support better policy and decision making processes.

The successful candidate will act as project coordinator for the CCPAWA project, establishing the project‘s
internal working procedures and coordination mechanisms with project countries and technical partners, to
ensure adequate compliance of project implementation with UNEP procedures. S/he will hold a Higher Degree in
natural or social sciences including conservation biology, environmental science, geography or international
relations. We are looking for a candidate who has demonstrated understanding of the issues and concepts
related to protected areas, climate change, biodiversity and development. S/he will be a highly motivated self
starter, with a good balance of enthusiasm and realism for finding solutions to global biodiversity challenges.

Applicants, who meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification for this post, are invited, by 2 August
2010, to complete and send an Application Form attaching their CV and a covering letter explaining why they are
suitable for this role to recruitment@unep-wcmc.org. For further information on this role, including the
Application Form, please visit the jobs page on our website www.unep-wcmc.org

Applications are invited from all nationalities; however candidates must be eligible to work in the UK to be
considered for this position. Prospective candidates should note that this is not a UN post but is employed by the
UK Charity WCMC 2000 on behalf of UNEP-WCMC.



Bird conservation literature reviewer: assessing                                 the     effectiveness          of
conservation interventions
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Research Assistant, Grade 5; Salary range: £23,566-26, 523pa; Limit of tenure: up to one year

This NERC-funded position provides an exciting opportunity to help revolutionise global conservation practice by
demonstrating the effectiveness of evidence-based conservation. The postholder will gain a deep knowledge of
bird conservation whilst summarising the global evidence of the effectiveness of conservation interventions that
aim to maintain or restore bird populations.

The project is a partnership with Birdlife International, in collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology,
Natural England, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Scottish
Natural Heritage and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

The job entails locating and reading the literature concerning the effectiveness of conservation interventions and
then summarising the content of each relevant paper on the website http://www.conservationevidence.com.
Critical summaries of the evidence relating to specific interventions for a range of problems will then be written.
There is already a substantial component of this exercise completed with over 670 papers incorporated. The final
output will be similar to the summary of the bee literature:
http://conservationevidence.regulus.titaninternet.co.uk/Attachments/f7b15eab-1a30-45dc-8196-
2a6d61c8f43b.pdf, which is also being published as a book.

The post will be based in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge working with William Sutherland.
The candidate will also regularly work in the Birdlife International office, also in Cambridge. The job involves


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visiting the collaborating organisations to use their libraries, extract information from reports and collaborate with
their scientists.

There will be the opportunities to attend UK and global conferences including Birdlife‘s regional meetings in order
to promote this work. He/she will also run workshops on the use of evidence-based conservation and facilitate
others to contribute to conservationevidence.com.

We are looking for someone with a degree who writes well, can summarise scientific information clearly and who
has an understanding of, and real interest in, of bird conservation.

This provides an exciting opportunity to work with leading conservation organisations and greatly improve avian
conservation practice by demonstrating the evidence for effective conservation.

To apply please see the further particulars at: http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/zooone/administration/FPs_Res_Asst_CSG.pdf
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The closing date is 9 July 2010. The Interviews are likely to be in the afternoon of the 20 July.



Pilot Project and Policy Coordinator, BBOP
The Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) is recruiting a Pilot Project and Policy Coordinator.
The job description and information for potential applicants for this exciting post are attached. The closing date is
8 July 2010.



Project Co-ordinator, The                    Department           of    Environment,              Montserrat       in
Partnership with the RSPB
Salary: £1000/month (approximately EC$ 3,980/month)
Location:           Montserrat, West Indies: a Caribbean UK Overseas Territory
Position: Full time, 8 month fixed term contract 1 August 2010 - 31 March 2011
Closing date for applications:        Friday 9 July 2010

The Montserrat Department of Environment needs a skilled, dynamic and enthusiastic project co-ordinator to
oversee implementation of a UK Darwin funded project entitled ‗Reducing the impact of feral livestock in and
around the Centre Hills‘. Building on the success of the initial Darwin Centre Hills Project
(www.malhe.gov.ms/centrehills) the aim is to support the conservation of biodiversity and improve livelihoods by
working with Montserrat to establish a long-term and locally managed programme to minimise the destructive
impacts of feral livestock in and around the Centre Hills.

We are looking for someone who has the energy, ability and commitment to manage many different demands
and enjoys working in the field in all types of weather. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have the
drive to work with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver the project on the ground. You will also need good
computer skills.

The Department of Environment is the agency on Montserrat responsible for the direction and implementation of
environmental policy, management of the environment and the provision of professional advice on environmental
matters.

The following documents must be submitted:
•   A letter of application outlining key skills and qualities and reasons for applying (max 2 pages)
•   Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)
•   Certified copies of relevant certificates
•   Contact details (e-mail address, telephone number and mailing address) for two references, including your
    most recent employer.

The application letter and supporting documents must be submitted to the Director of Environment either by email
to grayg@gov.ms or by ordinary mail to the Director of Environment, Department of Environment, P O Box 272,
Brades, Montserrat, West Indies.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 9 July 2010. Please note that only applicants selected for
interviews will be notified.

Please see full job description attached. For further details email James Millett, Country Programme Officer for
the Caribbean UKOTs james.millett@rspb.org.uk or telephone (0)1767 693242 or Deloris Mullings, Senior
Clerical Officer, Department of Environment, Montserrat, mullingsd@gov.ms or telephone (664) 491-9278. For
further information about Montserrat visit the web site: www.visitmontserrat.com



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African Wildlife Foundation - Program Design Officer
AWF is looking to hire a Program Design officer to support fundraising from government donors and foundations
in Europe, to be based in Oxford, UK. We are looking for someone with fundraising experience, a Master's level
or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject and with direct experience of conservation in Africa, and with
excellent writing and communications skills. Salary £25-29K p.a. depending on experience, plus benefits.
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Applications (CV, cover letter and writing sample) to pdrecruitment@awf.org by 1 August 2010. A one page
summary of the job is attached.



2 Jobs with Pew Charitable Trust
Campaign Director for their Deep Sea Campaign, based either in Europe or on the East Coast of the US. See:
http://bgt.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=223682

International Senior Policy Officer, based in Europe (pref. Brussels). See:
http://bgt.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=225327



Two Jobs at The Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd
The BIodiversity Consultancy Ltd is seeking:

1. A Principal Consultant - to lead on relationships, project design and implementation with key clients (5-10
years experience).
2. A Researcher / Technical Analyst - to undertake problem solving, paper writing and analysis (1-5 years
experience, depending on qualification).
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Further details of both positions attached. Application deadline for both posts is 30 August.



Programme Coordinator, PAC-REDD, Transparency International
Transparency International (TI) is currently seeking a Programme Coordinator for its new project on Preventive
Anti-Corruption measures in REDD mechanisms (PAC REDD). The position is based in Berlin, Germany, with
regular international travel. The announcement here attached includes a description of the position and its
requirements.



Qualified candidates should submit, via email, a covering letter stating their motivation, a CV, contact details of
three relevant referees, and their salary expectations to:

PAC-REDD-job@transparency.org. Please refer to the attached job announcement for more details on how to
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apply. The closing date for this position is 10 August 2010.



Zambezi Basin Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy
This is a new and exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual, interested in working with TNC's Africa Team, to
take the existing program into a new level of action.

The current focus of this program is two fold. First, support the ongoing Joint Zambezi River Basin Environmental
Flows Program, whose lead implementer is WWF-Zambia. Second, develop a comprehensive protected area
strategy for TNC's action in the basin, with a particular emphasis on Zambia. A thorough understanding of
Southern Africa freshwater conservation and protected area issues, and key players, is crucial. Equally crucial
are an strong desire to work in partnership settings, creativity, dynamism, self sufficiency and a fair amount of
diplomacy.
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Further details attached. The deadline for applications is July 15 , 2010. Please send a Cover Letter and CV to
Raquel Seybert (raquel.seybert@gmail.com). In your cover letter, please let us know why you are interested to
apply and what skills you bring.




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Postdoctoral & PhD positions, Jena Biodiversity Experiment, Germany
A number of positions are available in the framework of the Jena grassland biodiversity experiment (www.the-
jena-experiment.de):
   One postdoctoral position for data synthesis
   One position for data management
   Six Ph.D.-positions in the areas of modeling, plant-water relations, carbon storage, belowground resource
    complementarity, plant ecology and plant -soil feedback.
   One technician position in plant ecology/molecular ecology.

All details can be found on the webpage of the Jena-Experiment or on www.uni-jena.de/dfg_jobs.html

The Jena Experiment is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and is a collaborative research
effort of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and a number of other European Universities.
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The closing date for applications is the 9 July 2010. Electronic applications should be sent to the addresses
given on the web page, or to wolfgang.weisser@uni-jena.de.



WCS Research Fellowship Program
The WCS Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is a small grants program administered by the Wildlife
Conservation Society (WCS) Institute which, from 1993 to 2007, funded over 300 proposals totalling more than
$3 million. The RFP grants help build research capacity for the next generation of conservation practitioners
worldwide. The Program supports individual field research projects that have a clear application to conservation.

In 2010, the RFP was re-designed and re-launched with a new focus of supporting work directly related to WCS
priority land/seascapes, species, and/or the global challenges of wildlife health, climate change, human
livelihoods, and natural resource extraction. The Program seeks to support the field work of graduate-level
students (Masters, PhD, DVM, or equivalent) who will work with WCS staff in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and in
special cases, North America (limited to Native Americans and First Nations, Métis, or Inuit). Collectively, the
professionals receiving RFP grants will apply field-tested conservation science to the challenges facing the
natural world.

We ask you to please forward the announcement for this opportunity to any conservation practitioners who might
be interested in learning more. Individuals interested in submitting an RFP application should visit
http://programs.wcs.org/grants for eligibility information. The application deadline is January 5, 2011. The
maximum award is $20,000. For more information, please email fellowship@wcs.org.



Postdoctoral position (2 years) in stream/riparian biodiversity and ecosystem
functioning, Sweden
The Stream Ecology group, within the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, investigates patterns
and processes in stream environments, i.e. factors that drive stream biodiversity and the importance of stream
biodiversity for stream ecosystem processes. The majority of the research is performed on benthic organisms and
on leaf litter decomposition.

The holder of the present position should carry out research on the relationship between biodiversity and
ecosystem functioning in the aquatic-terrestrial interface, with focus on how movements of nutrients across the
ecosystem boundary may drive biodiversity and thereby influence ecosystem functioning. Previous experience
from working with aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, and with isotope analyses, is an advantage, but not a
prerequisite.

For more information, see: http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/315-589-10.html



Ten PhD Studentships: Value of Forests to Society
10 fully funded PhD studentships are available for students from anywhere in the world (USA, Madagascar, UK,
Australia, Bangladesh, France etc etc) to work on topics related to the value of forests to society (including
economics, governance, silviculture and ecosystem services).

Studentships will be held jointly between 2 of the following 7 institutions: University of Copenhagen, Swedish
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangor University, Dresden University of Technology, University of Göttingen,
AgroParisTech, University of Padova) in the general area of Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO).




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Students from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply (though students from the EU cannot register in the
country where they carried out their most recent degree). Please see the FONASO website for more details of
eligibility, the application process and topics (http://www.fonaso.eu/).

The topics listed below are of interest to Dr Julia Jones at Bangor University..

    What are forests for? Examining trade offs in forest valuations
    How do monitoring limitations influence the optimal design and internal governance of Payments for
     Ecosystem Services projects in tropical forests?
    The carbon footprint of forest ecotourism
    Mechanisms to reduce deforestation and Greenhouse gas emissions in tropical forests
If you are interested in applying for one of these then do feel free to contact her: julia.jones@bangor.ac.uk;
website: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/~afs403/



EU scholarship: Consequences of the international forest regime
University of Goettingen, Germany
The Forests for Nature and Society (fonaso) Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme invites applications on
questions relating to national consequences and effects of international forest policy and the international forest
regime. Under the theme "The international forest regime as driver for sustainable national forest policies"
applicants are invited to submit relevant research proposals until 1 October 2010 (fonaso call 2.6 at
http://www.fonaso.eu/Research%20Topics/Category%202.aspx#6). For questions on this topic please contact
Lukas Giessen (lgiesse@uni-goettingen.de).



PhD Position, Denmark: Effects of extreme precipitation events on biodiversity
and the capacity to retain and delay water in natural ecosystems
In order to quantify the role of natural ecosystems in retaining water and waterborne nutrients and
particles in solution or suspended from being discharged directly into the waterways after extreme
precipitation events we need to i) understand the effect of extreme precipitation events on the
biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of natural ecosystems; and ii) to measure the capacity of
different natural ecosystems to retain and delay water flows and waterborne matters; iii) understand
the interaction between carbon built up and water retention capacity. During the three year training
period the PhD student is expected to plan and conduct experiments in natural ecosystems, and to
work with large data sets and apply relevant ecological models on the data.

Contact person: Prof. Christian Damgaard, e-mail: cfd@dmu.dk
Department of Terrestrial Ecology, NERI (DMU), University of Aarhus Vejlsoevej 25, 8600 Silkeborg,
Denmark. Phone: +45 89201598; Fax: +45 89201414
http://www.dmu.dk/International/AboutNERI/Departments/TerrestrialEcology/Christian+Damgaard/


Volunteer Field Assistants, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
Volunteer field assistants (3-4) needed for September 15, 2010 – January 15, 2011, for field work on Bioko
Island, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa.
Research will focus on the feeding ecology and habitat use of two species of colobus monkeys on the island.
This research is being conducted as part of a Ph.D. project through Drexel University and the Bioko Biodiversity
Protection Program. Field assistant duties include daily forest patrols for monkeys, observing monkeys and
collecting activity pattern and feeding data, collecting and processing plant samples and conducting vegetation
surveys. The field site is within the Gran Caldera de Luba (a volcanic crater) and has a very rugged terrain. The
site is remote and does not have electricity or facilities, therefore all volunteers will be living in tents. Applicants
must be able to hike steep hills, withstand the simple and minimalistic conditions of camp, and maintain a positive
and energetic attitude despite long hours. Assistants will enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing (wide variety of monkeys,
birds, duikers and frogs) and amazing scenery in a place where not many people get to travel. Food, housing
(tent) and travel while on the island will be provided. Assistants must provide their own airfare to and from Bioko
Island. To apply, please send a cover letter detailing interests, previous experience and days of availability,
resume and list of 2 references to Maggie Cunningham (mmc93@drexel.edu).




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Volunteer, UNEP-WCMC
Are you looking summer work experience with a conservation organization?
UNEP-WCMC is looking for a dedicated volunteer to support the Communications Teams of a number of large,
high-profile conservation projects in the areas of biodiversity indicators and assessments. The volunteer would be
required to provide general assistance for key tasks including website maintenance, proof-reading and the
collation of an image library.

Applicants should have a strong interest in biodiversity conservation and be willing to learn new skills. No specific
experience or qualifications are needed. The position would be ideal for an A level or undergraduate student
looking for some work experience out of term time. Basic expenses will be covered.. Please send a CV along
with a short summary highlighting your interest to Anna Chenery (anna.chenery@unep-wcmc.org).



Volunteers: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Biological Records Centre
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Biological records centre (CPBRC) is looking for volunteers to help with our
work in Cambridgeshire. Ideally, we are looking for people with data entry and/or GIS skills who want to further
their career in conservation by volunteering in an office environment. Our small staff base works in partnership
with the Wildlife Trust, Natural England and local authorities to deliver effective conservation decisions in
Cambridgeshire. The post would be based at our office in Cambourne; days/hours flexible by negotiation. For
more information please contact john.cornell@cpbrc.org.uk or telephone 01954 713571



Volunteers: IUCN Red List of Threatened Molluscs
There are several IUCN projects currently compiling data to assess the threatened status of Freshwater
Molluscs, one of the most high threatened groups of invertebrates. Over the next year we are hoping to upload
information on about 1500 of the c. 5000 species. We are seeking volunteers to assist with the preparation of
data-sheets on status, compilation of maps into ARCview GIS system and editing of the data-base. This exciting
set of projects will be launched in phases over the next 18 months.

No experience required, although some knowledge of freshwater Molluscs would be useful. Volunteers should
have an enthusiatic attitude to conservation work, an understanding of basic word-processing packages and
ideally some expertise on using GIS systems.

Volunteers can work remotely although access to Cambridge, the libraries and the IUCN offices would be ideal.
Contact: Dr Mary Seddon, Chair IUCN Mollusc Specialist Group: Tel: + 44 773 888 4804
E-mail: Mary@mollusca.org.uk; Landsnails@gmail.com



Red List Volunteer, IUCN Species Programme: The Red List Unit
Voluntary position
Flexible
Office based: Cambridge
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information
on taxa that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience with a conservation organization, to learn about Red Listing and to
develop GIS skills. We are looking for a keen individual to support the European species assessments of
molluscs and plants.

If you have a background in conservation or geography, and want the experience of working within a
conservation organisation then please contact us.
Experience with ESRI Arcview 3.X or ArcGIS and fluency in other European languages will be useful.

In return we will provide GIS training for the tasks required.

Main duties and responsibilities
•        Assist in the collation and organization of data.
•        Assist in the digitization and mapping of data.
•        Such other duties as may be required from time to time.

Please send applications to melanie.bilz@iucn.org or annabelle.cuttelod@iucnorg or alternatively write to Red
List Volunteer, IUCN Species Programme, 209c Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0DL.




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Volunteer Positions, UNEP-WCMC
The mission of the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-
WCMC) is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge
at the centre of decision-making. The Centre is based near the Girton end of the Huntingdon Road in Cambridge.
We are seeking a small number of volunteers.

Library: We are looking for a person/people who would be willing to volunteer for at least ½ a day a week on an
ongoing basis to assist with library maintenance. This would ideally be someone with knowledge or experience
of working in a library, and familiarity with specific library software packages would be advantageous. However,
we would be happy to hear from anyone who is enthusiastic and has a willingness to learn new skills. For more
information please call on 01223 277314 Ext 210, or email Gillian.Warltier@unep-wcmc.org .



Volunteer opportunities at Birdlife International
Want a job in conservation? Come and gain relevant experience and enhance your CV by working with an
international conservation NGO.

There are opportunities to volunteer at the BirdLife International global secretariat in Cambridge, working in the
Science department on data-entry, research and other tasks to support our science work. If you are interested,
please send a CV and cover letter to science@birdlife.org .

There are opportunities working with the Conservation Leadership Programme, project management aspects
including monitoring and evaluation. If you are interested, please send a CV and cover letter to clp@birdlife.org.

We require some additional volunteer help to maintain our extensive ornithological Library. This could involve
photocopying, filing and reorganising some of our files, and keeping shelves tidy and in order. We are looking for
someone who could contribute around ½ day a week. For further information email: john.sherwell@birdlife.org.

BirdLife International is a global Partnership of national conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds,
their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
The Science Division in the global Secretariat (Cambridge) runs a number of global programmes to help support
the Partnership‘s work, through research, priority-setting, coordination, managing and analysing data and
supporting policy, advocacy and communications work. The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is a
partnership of five organizations working to develop the potential of future biodiversity conservation leaders by
providing a range of awards, training, advice and sustained support via an active international network of
practitioners.




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                                               DIARY

July                                                     Fri, 16th July, 21:00 – 22:00
                                                         BAT PUNTS — A bat safari along the
19 June –24 July                                         river Cam in a chauffeured punt!
Wildlife Photographer            of   the   Year         Meet at the entrance to Scudamores on Mill
(2009) Exhibition                                        Lane at 9pm.
Zoology Museum,          New    Museums     Site,        There is a suggested donation of £5 for this
Downing St                                               event. Please book by contacting Iain Webb:
                                                         iain.webb@wildlifebcnp.org
5th July, 7-9 PM
CCF Pub Night                                            Friday, 16 July
The Castle, Castle St                                    David Lack Centenary Symposium
                                                         Dept of Zoology, Oxford
13 – 15 July                                             Further info:
Sixth International Hole Nesting Bird                    http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/egi/newsevents/2010c
Conference                                               onferences.html
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Further info:                                            Thursday, 22 July, 13:00
http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/egi/newsevents/2010c             Cambridge Carbon Footprint      - Ro
onferences.html                                          Randall and Mary Geddes
                                                         UNEP-WCMC 219 Huntingdon Road CB3 0DL
Mon, 12 July, 18:00
Science in UK Government: Where’s                        Friday, 23rd July, 21:00 – 23:00
the Evidence?                                            BAT PUNTS — A bat safari along the
British Library                                          river Cam in a chauffeured punt!
The event is free, but booking is essential. To          Meet at the entrance to Scudamores on Mill
book, please email Science@bl.uk                         Lane at 9pm.
                                                         There is a suggested donation of £5 for this
Tuesday, 13th July                                       event. Please book by contacting Iain Webb:
The    First   Global  Business               of         iain.webb@wildlifebcnp.org
Biodiversity Symposium
Excel Centre, London Docklands                           Tues, 27 July 2010 – Fri, 30 July 2010
Further info:                                            International       GMBA-DIVERSITAS
http://www.businessofbiodiversity.co.uk                  conference: Functional significance of
                                                         mountain biodiversity
14 July –17 July                                         Chandolin (Valais), Switzerland
International     Conference                 on          Further info:
Biodiversity     Conservation                 in         http://www.gmba.unibas.ch/2010conference
Transboundary Tropical Forests
Quito, Ecuador,                                          August
Further info: www.itto.int
                                                         Monday 2nd August, 7-9 PM
                                                         CCF Pub Night
Thursday, 15 July, 19:30
                                                         The Castle, Castle St
Lecture: The Garden of Eden Lost
Forever? - Professor Sir Ghillean Prance
FRS                                                      9-13 August 2010
Emmanuel     United    Reformed    Church,               Old-growth and Primeval               Forests:
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA                    Ecology,       Conservation               and
                                                         Management
                                                         Sundsvall, Sweden,
                                                         Further info: www.prifor2020.org




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14 – 15 August                                              8-10 September
Plum Week-end                                               Ten Years of War Against Poverty:
Bluntisham, Colne and Somersham                             What Have We Learned and What
For further info see:                                       Should We Do
www.orchardnetwork.org.uk                                   Brooks World Poverty Institute, Manchester,
18 – 20 August                                              UK.
EcoHealth 2010 Conference:                                  Further info:
London                                                      http://www.chronicpoverty.org/events/event/20091015-ten-
                                                            years-of-poverty-what-have-we-learned-since-2009-and-
Further info: http://www.ecohealth2010.org/                 what-should-we-do-2010-2020

Saturday, 28th August, 20:00                                13 – 17 September
BAT WALK                                                    8th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN
Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits, meet at 8pm at the                Academy of Environmental Law:
entrance to East Pit on LimeKiln Road.
                                                            Linkages between Biodiversity and
Please book with Iain Webb:
iain.webb@wildlifebcnp.org                                  Climate Change
                                                            Ghent, Belgium
                                                            Further info:
23 - 28 August, 2010                                        http://www.iucnael.org/index.php?option=com_cont
Forests for the Future: Sustaining                          ent&view=article&id=113%3A2010-colloquium-at-
Society and the Environment - XXIII                         ghent-university-in-
2010 IUFRO World Congress                                   belgium&catid=96%3Afeatured&Itemid=9&lang=en
Seoul, Korea -
Further info: http://www.iufro2010.com                      17 – 19 September
                                                            2nd Yale/UNITAR Global Conference on
Forthcoming                                                 Environmental     Governance      and
                                                            Democracy: Strengthening Institutions
31 August 2010 –3 September                                 to Address Climate Change and
Workshop:       Forest   governance,                        Advance a Green Economy
decentralisation and REDD in Latin                          Yale University
America                                                     Further info: http://www.unitar.org/egp
Mexico City, Mexico
Further info:                                               13-16 September
http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/Events/CIFOR/decen               Future        Landscape        Ecology,
tralisation-redd.htm
                                                            International      Association      for
                                                            Landscape       Ecology    UK     2010
1 – 3 September                                             conference
Compassionate          Conservation                         Brighton & Hove
symposium - animal welfare in                               Further info: www.iale.org.uk
conservation practice.
Lady Maragret Hall, Oxford                                  15-17 September 2010
Further info:                                               The End of Tradition? Aspects of
http://www.compassionateconservation.org/
                                                            Commons and Cultural Severance in
                                                            the Landscape
Friday, 10th September, 19:00                               Sheffield
BAT WALK                                                    Further info: www.ukeconet.co.uk
Stourbridge Common, meet at 7.30pm at the
Riverside entrance to Stourbridge Common
                                                            Saturday, 18 September 2010, 10- 16:30
Please book with Iain Webb:
iain.webb@wildlifebcnp.org
                                                            Growing Organically: Using church
                                                            land as a model for environmental
7 – 9 September                                             change
                                                            Carrs Lane Church Center, Birmingham, B4
British Ecological Society Annual
                                                            7SX
Meeting 2010, Leeds University                              Further info: www.arocha.org.uk
Further info:
http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/meetings/cur
rent_future_meetings/2010_annual_meeting/index.
php




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September 21-27, 2010                                  8 - 12 November 2010
Forest Landscapes and Global Change                    Europe-Africa    Frontier  Research
-    IUFRO      Landscape   Ecology                    Conference on Dynamic Interlinkages
International Conference                               Between    Social   and   Ecosystem
Bragança, Portugal                                     Changes: Towards a Europe-Africa
Further info: http://www.ipb.pt/iufro2010              Partnership 2010
                                                       Hulshort, The Netherlands
27-28 September 2010                                   Further info: www.esf.org/conferences/10339
12th BIOECON Conference: From the
Wealth of Nations to the Wealth of                     11-13 November 2010
Nature: Rethinking Economic Growth                     Second International Conference on
Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli,              Science in Society
Venice, Italy                                          Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain
Further info: http://www.bioecon.ucl.ac.uk/.           Further info: www.ScienceinSocietyConference.com

26-30 September 2010                                   11 - 12 January
International  conference:    'Global                  Adapting Conservation to a Changing
Change and the World's Mountains'                      Climate - Natural England & BES
Perth, Scotland                                        Conference
Further info:                                          Charles Darwin House, London
http://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk/mountainstudies/2010
                                                       2-5 May 2011
Friday, 8 October, 19:30                               Conference on            Wind      Energy       and
Lecture: Climate Change – what does it                 Wildlife Impacts
demand of us? - Professor Mike Hulme,                  Trondheim, Norway
University of East Anglia                              Further info: www.cww2011.nina.no
Emmanuel       United     Reformed Church,
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA                  14-18 May 2011
                                                       2nd Int’l Marine Conservation Congress:
18-29 October                                          Making Marine Science Matter
CBD CoP 10                                             Victoria Convention Centre, British Columbia,
Nagoya
Further info: http://www.cbd.int/cop10/                7-10 May 2012
                                                       Planet    Under     Pressure:                   new
                                                       knowledge, new solutions
                                                       London
                                                       Further info: http://www.igbp.net/page.php?pid=531




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