Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Environmental Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : A Rocha Canada - Christians in Conservation
Acronyme : ARC
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : A Rocha is an international nature conservation organization. We work out our commitment to environmental action through community-based conservation projects. A Rocha Canada's (ARC) mandate is to implement quality environmental education programs, and effective research and restoration projects in Canada and to help facilitate community conservation internationally. In 2003 A Rocha Canada purchased a ten-acre property that is an ideal base for training and conducting conservation projects.
Adresse : 512 - 172nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia,
V3S 9R3
FAX: (604) 542-9022
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Personne ressource : Jessica Nye
Courriel : jessica.nye@arocha.org
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Watamu
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : The intern will work with A Rocha Kenya's Arabuko-Sokeke Schools and Ecotourism Scheme (ASSETS)(www.assets-kenya.org). ASSETS is a well-targeted sustainable development program that meets the economic and social needs of the local community, while promoting the conservation of two of Africa's most important ecosystems. The Environmental Officer will develop and implement desperately needed environmental monitoring in Mida Creek and Arabuko-Sokeke Forest.

In Canada
- Research all relevant CIDA-published and other materials regarding environmental and social issues in the Watamu region of Kenya (in-Canada task).
- Become familiar with all A Rocha reports and procedures related to environmental monitoring in field conditions (in-Canada task).
- Promote the internship with community groups, churches, schools, and other institutions in Canada prior to and after the field assignment.

- Carry out environmental monitoring in the Mida Creek area as part of the ASSETS project.
- Assist in developing, expanding carrying out environmental monitoring in the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.
- Form part of the ASSETS environmental monitoring research team, examining pertinent environmental factors and developing a long term environmental monitoring plan.
- Assist the ASSETS team in community liaison, co-planning, or education activities as required.
- Provide written reports on the above.
- Prepare a field manual on evaluating environmental factors which will be useful to others involved in ASSETS.
- Assist in training ASSETS Kenyan students in environmental monitoring.
- Other tasks as assigned by ARC head office or A Rocha Kenya field supervisor.
Organisation d'accueil : A Rocha Kenya
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : A Rocha is an international nature conservation organization. A Rocha Kenya works out its commitment to environmental action through community development, environmental education, community conservation, scientific research, and work at the Mwamba Bird Observatory and Field Study Centre. Despite the richness and diversity of local habitats in this area, an exploding population and desperately high levels of poverty are putting a huge strain on the delicate relationship between the local people and the surrounding environment. By working with the local communities, A Rocha Kenya (ARK) aims to achieve the long-term conservation of threatened habitats and species in the Malindi-Watamu area. The Arabuko-Sokoke Schools and Eco-tourism Scheme (ASSETS) was set up by ARK in 2001. ASSETS provides community development through eco-tourism to fund secondary school 'eco-bursaries' for local children and also contributes to nature conservation. ARK was formally established in 1999 and opened the Mwamba Bird Observatory and Field Study Centre in Watamu in 2002.