Conservation Ecologist

Wilderness Safaris

North-West District, Botswana

Permanent

Aug 4

Wilderness Safaris Botswana is part of a multi-national safari operator (Wilderness Safaris), which operates permanent safari camps throughout Northern Botswana. In line with Wilderness Safaris core beliefs in environmental stewardship the Conservation Ecologist will carry out development, maintenance and implementation of a Long-term Monitoring Programme throughout all Wilderness Safaris Botswanas concession areas including preparation and dissemination of regular reports both internally and externally. They will coordinate and oversee recording of all sightings and wildlife monitoring data with and by guides as well as entering the data onto an online system for use in report writing for internal use as well as submission of annual reports. BREIF DESCRIPTION OF POSITIONOn-going design, development and implementation of a Long-term Monitoring Programme throughout all Wilderness Safaris Botswanas (WSB) concession areas.Consolidate Ecological Data and Compile Reports Preparation and Submission of Annual Wildlife Monitoring Reports per campCarry out Bi-Annual Assessments on environmental performance of each campCoordinate Research Project support and logisticsMaintenance of Environmental Department equipment and vehiclesEffective communication and distribution of environmental information Supervision, management and capacity building of personnel involved with Environmental Monitoring (Environmentalists and guides) in the field.Financial management and proposal writing, fundraising, and publicityBuilding and sustaining partnerships with other environmental organisations and governmental departmentsSupport ground operations as and where necessary, beyond ecology role as and when required. Assistance of ecosystem maintenance, as and when required within concessions inter alia, controlled burning, anti-poaching, road maintenance & creation thereof of a diverse network and other related functions required.Environmental talks for Maun office staff and guests in camp, as and when requested/ required

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