Nov 15, 2011

WWF-Hong Kong: Manager, Habitat Management and Monitoring

Manager, Habitat Management and Monitoring
Organisation: WWF-Hong Kong
Reference: W-MHMM
Location: Hong Kong
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Contact email:

WWF – Solutions for a living planet

WWF is a global conservation organisation, with a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Hong Kong has been working since 1981 to deliver solutions for a living planet through Conservation, Footprint and Education programmes. For more information, please visit:

If you are passionate about conserving the natural environment, you are invited to join us as:
Manager, Habitat Management and Monitoring
(Job Code: W-MHMM)

The Mai Po Nature Reserve has been known internationally as a haven for migratory birds for decades. The Reserve, covering some 380 ha, was listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in 1995. It lies in the heart of the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF) making it a critical stopover site for many species of birds, especially waterbirds, and many of them are of global conservation concern.

Apart from fulfilling its potential to support good populations of a diverse waterbird fauna, WWF-Hong Kong has set forth the goal of transforming the Reserve into a regional centre of excellence and to function as a ‘model’ site to other network sites in the EAAF.
Reporting to the Centre Manager generally and Senior Head of Local Biodiversity & Regional Wetlands technically, the Manager-Habitat Management and Monitoring will be leading a team and providing technical expertise in managing the habitat and infrastructure, response to challenges and conducting research and monitoring at the Reserve.

  • Provide technical expertise in habitat management and conservation at the Reserve; lead a team to maintain, develop and upgrade facilities and habitats;
  • Prepare and monitor annual operating budget for habitat management;
  • Work closely with the Centre Manager to develop strategic partnerships with other local and international NGOs, academics, interest groups, experts and to maintain good relationships with key local stakeholders, notably relevant government departments to ensure the smooth running and conservation of the Reserve;
  • Supervise a team responsible for the implementation of research and monitoring programmes;
  • Work closely with internal Education and Communications staff to provide technical knowledge for awareness raising activities relating to the Reserve;
  • Work with the wetland management training team, create synergies with other freshwater and wetland projects;
  • Provide support to fundraising programmes and major donor events held at the Reserve;
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for WWF-Hong Kong on the habitat management and wildlife at Mai Po, and Big Bird Race

Job Requirements:
  • Degree holder in a relevant discipline, e.g. ecology, nature conservation, wildlife biology
  • 5+ years of experience in a position that stewards the habitat management work of a wetland nature reserve or a wetland national park
  • 3+ years of work experience at a supervisory level, able to demonstrate good management and supervisory skills
  • Good command of both written and spoken English while fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin is desirable.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Good analytical skills and demonstrate strong skills in writing technical reports
  • Good planning and organizing skills, able to develop comprehensive project plans and monitor performance
  • Proactive and takes initiatives, able to make quick decisions
  • Able to cope with high workload and pressure
  • Have a genuine interest in wildlife, especially birds
  • Physically fit for working outdoor for lengthy period

Full job description can be downloaded at WWF-HK website: (click on ‘More information’)

The work location of this post is at Mai Po Marshes Wildlife Education Centre and Nature Reserve, Tam Kon Chau, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, China.

We offer a 5-day work week and comparative compensation and benefits package to the right candidate. Interested parties please send your application letter and CV, stating present and expected salary via email: Please indicate the Job Code in the subject of your e-mail.

(All information provided will be used for recruitment-related purpose only. Applicants who do not hear from us within six to eight weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. It is our policy to retain the personal data of unsuccessful applicants for future recruitment purposes for a period of six months.)

source: WWF-HK

Nov 4, 2011

Exit Strategy After Project (ITTO PD 426/06 Rev.1 (F) - Ramin (2011)) Completion

Here are the documentations, as one of the exit strategy after project ITTO PD 426/06 Rev.1 (F) - Ramin (2011). We forward these documentations, from the Ministry of Forestry - Republic of Indonesia website.

  1. Leaflet - The Prevention of Further Loss and The Promotion of Rehabilitation and Plantation of Gonystylu
  2. Current Status of Ramin Seed Source in Sumatra
  3. Seed Source of Ramin in West and Central Kalimantan
  4. Training Needs To Improve CITES Implementation on Ramin In Indonesia
  5. Pedoman Identifikasi Kayu Ramin dan Kayu Mirip Ramin
  6. Leaflet - Hasil dan Rekomendasi ITTO PPD87
  7. Evaluation and the Promotion of CITES Implementation on Ramin in Indonesia
  8. Teknik Inventarisasi Sediaan Ramin di Hutan Rawa Gambut
  9. Panduan Inventarisasi Sediaan Ramin di Hutan Rawa Gambut
  10. Review of the Existing Methods and Design For Ramin Inventory in Peat Swamp Forest
  11. Panduan Penilaian Non-Detrimental Finding untuk Ramin Gonystylus spp
  12. Guideline for Non - Detrimental Finding Assessment on Ramin Gonystylus spp
  13. Manual Monitoring Musim Berbunga - Berbuah dan Produksi Benih Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus)
  14. Pedoman Teknis Pembuatan Stek Pucuk Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus)
  15. Evaluasi Sistem Silvikultur Hutan Rawa Gambut di Indonesia
  16. Literature Review on Gonystylus bancanus Botany Ecology and Potency
  17. Panduan Identifikasi Jenis-Jenis Ramin di Indonesia
  18. Report - Asian Workshop of the ITTO-CITES Project on Ensuring International Trade in CITES - listed Timb
  19. Identifikasi Gap Informasi Menuju Pengelolaan Hutan ramin Secara Lestari
  20. Information Gaps Toward Sustainable Managment and Conservation of Ramin
  21. Improving Inventory Design to Estimate Growing Stock of Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus) in Indonesia
  22. Silviculture, Study Plots, Seed Production and Propagation of Ramin - An Executive Summary Activity II
  23. Gonystylus spp (Ramin) - Population Status, Genetics and Gene Conservation
  24. Roadmap Toward Sustainable and Conservation of Ramin
  25. Booklet - Let's Save Ramin, Let's Save Peat Swamp Forests

ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forest and Climate Change (The Documents)

Here are the documentations of the ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forest and Climate Change, held on Sept 22-24, 2011 at Jogjakarta, Indonesia:
A Glance at ARKN-FCC.pdf
REPORT_ASEAN-ARKN YK 22-24 Sept 2011.pdf
Table of Contents - ARKN-FCC WS and Meeting 22-24 sEPTEMBER .pdf
ANNEX 1 - List of Participants _ARKN-FCC 2011.pdf
ANNEX 2 - Remarks of Government of Australia.pdf
ANNEX 3 - Opening Speech_Government of Indonesia.pdf
ANNEX 4 - Agenda of ARKN-FCC Meeting & Workshop _22-24 SEPTE.pdf
ANNEX 5 - ARKN-FCC Coordinator Presentation.pdf
ANNEX 6.1 - Indonesia Presentation on REL_RL and MRV.pdf
ANNEX 6.2 - Lao PDR Presentation on REL-MRV in Laos.pdf
ANNEX 6.3 - Vietnam Presentation on REL_RL and MRV in Vietna.pdf
ANNEX 6.4 - Malaysia Presentation on GHGs Inventory.pdf
ANNEX 6.5 - Thailand Presentation on GHGs Inventory.pdf
ANNEX 6.6 - Australia Presentation on Forest Management Refe.pdf
ANNEX 7.1 - Lecture Presentation 1 on REL _RL- Rizaldi Boer.pdf
ANNEX 7.2 - Lecture Presentation 2 on MRV System - Rob Water.pdf
ANNEX 8 - AMS submission on REDD+_ agreed draft by ARKN-FCC .pdf

Vacancy: Positions vacants at Burung Indonesia

Burung Indonesia (BirdLife Indonesia Association) is the Indonesian partner of BirdLife International - a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity. It was established on 15 July 2002, as an independent Indonesian non-government organisation, after working for 10 years as the program office of BirdLife International in Indonesia.

Burung Indonesia is developing a Resource Centre in Harapan Rainforest. Located in Jambi and South Sumatera, Harapan Rainforest is a 100,000 ha ecosystem restoration concession and it is the first project in Indonesia to be implemented under an ecosystem restoration licence, allowing the management of production forest for restoration rather than logging.

Burung Indonesia invites qualified individuals to submit their interest for the following positions by sending CV to: on 10 November 2011 at the latest.

Communication and Outreach Specialist (COS)

Experienced in the design and production of awareness/promotion materials; Experience in developing public awareness and outreach programs; Experience in report and content writing, design and production of awareness/promotion materials; Experience in managing media activities, and press releases; and willing to stay in the field for a long period of time.

Main tasks: Develops clear written content for a variety of audiences (government, private sector, schools etc) for use on the program website and within print materials; manages the development and editing of high quality written materials including lesson learnt, factual stories, publications, press releases, pitch letters, Q & As, and other communications materials in cooperation with relevant units and job holders; Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of communication strategy and provides recommendations for adjusting the strategy as necessary. Strong writing skills a must.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, or a PR related discipline. Minimum 4 years experience. Please provide samples of work/portfolio with the application.

Research & Communication Officer (RCO)

Demonstrated experience in the analysis of sustainable natural resource management issues; writing position papers; information briefs and lessons learned; experience in working with a variety of stakeholders.

Main tasks: Carry out studies on sustainable natural resource management issues; coordinate knowledge centre staff in disseminating information on sustainable natural resource management to a variety of stakeholders; compile and analyze data on climate change issues; network with a variety of stakeholders. Strong writing skills a must.

Qualifications: Ecology, forestry, or conservation management related degree with at least 4 years of experience working in natural resources management and development. Please provide samples of work/portfolio with the application.


Burung Indonesia

Jl. Dadali No. 32,

BOGOR 16161

Telp. +62 251 8357 222

Fax. +62 251 8357 961