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Gough Island job opportunities - field assistant and senior field assistant

06 February 2017

Gough Island job opportunities - field assistant and senior field assistant
The RSPB is recruiting two Field Assistants and a Senior Field Assistant to carry out eradication of Sagina procumbens, seabird monitoring, and other fieldwork on Gough Island. All three posts will be for a period of 16 months, consisting of approximately two months pre-deployment training, 13 months deployment on Gough and one month of demobilisation and debriefing from Gough.

Visit the website for more information on the roles:
Field Assistant
Senior Field Assistant

Starting date for these positions can not be any later that the 3rd July 2017 due to pre-deployment training requirements.

Closing date for applications: 28 February

New Marine Mathways Project newsletter

27 January 2017

New Marine Mathways Project newsletter
The latest edition of the Marine Pathways Project newsletter is now available, download a copy here.

New Forest Non-native Plants Project Steering Group report

26 January 2017

New Forest Non-native Plants Project Steering Group report
The latest edition of the New Forest Non-native Plants Project Steering Group report is now available, download it here

Update on CABI weed biocontrol projects

19 January 2017

Update on CABI weed biocontrol projects
CABI have published an update on their weed biocontrol projects, download it here.

UK Government makes commitment towards achieving the Honolulu Challenge

21 December 2016

UK Government makes commitment towards achieving the Honolulu Challenge
The UK Government commits to spending £2.75 million on assisting its Overseas Territories to develop comprehensive biosecurity for invasive non-native species as well as making a substantial contribution to the eradication of mice from Gough Island to save the critically endangered Tristan albatross and Gough bunting as well as other threatened species.

Specifically, this involves a commitment of £1 million towards developing comprehensive biosecurity for the Overseas Territories by providing them with access to UK expertise on risk analysis, pathway management, pest identification, horizon scanning, contingency planning, rapid response capability and species management. The Government also commits to making a £1.75 million contribution to the eradication of mice from Gough Island to save the critically endangered Tristan albatross and Gough bunting as well as other threatened species on the World Heritage site.

Read more about the Honolulu challenge here: https://www.iucn.org/theme/species/our-work/invasive-species/honolulu-challenge-invasive-alien-species/commitments


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