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Plant Identification for Forest Rehabilitation

The GOS-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit in Seychelles is implementing an Adaptation Fund project Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in Seychelles (EBA project). The project aims to rehabilitate forest. The project will establish best practice and undertake training of local participants who will then be expected to take a role in the project.

Scope of Training

i) The course is mostly field based visiting some of the key botanical sites on Mahe

ii) Identification of field characteristics to identify plant main families

iii) Identification of common native and non native species

iv) Training in the use of main identification tools including online resources

v) The training will be lead by experts from the Plant Conservation Action Group

vi) A final assessment will evaluate the skills of the participants

Up to 20 Places are available.

The training will be during the period 18th July - 29th July (two weeks). The training will be on Mahe, at UniSey and various field sites. Transport to field sites from pre-arranged pickup points will be provided.

The training will end with an evaluation of the participants' skills. You'll be asked to identify a certain number of plant specimens, and to show that you have learned which tools are available and how to use them.

Applications are now invited from individuals who work or have an interest in natural resource management (either in Government, NGOs or as private contractors) who can demonstrate they will use the training in collaboration with project initiatives.

For more information or an application form contact Betty Seraphine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or telephone 4225914.

Completed application forms must be received by Friday 1st July 2016

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