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No. 150
November 1995


Editor: Jane Villa-Lobos


ECUADOR'S MAQUIPUCUNA RESERVE


Fundacion Maquipucuna, an Ecuadorian non-governmental organization concerned with conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources, has recently completed construction of ecotourist and scientific facilities at the Reserve. Only two hours northwest of Quito hugging the western slopes of the Andes, both sites are easily accessible by car. Visitors of all types - from research scientists to amateur enthusiasts are encouraged to come and learn, study and experience in the atmosphere of this private cloud forest reserve.

The Maquipucuna Reserve is 4,500 hectares, 80% of which is undisturbed cloud forest, ranging from 1,200 meters to 2,800 meters in altitude. It is surrounded by an additional 14,000 hectares of "protected forest", which is adjacent to one of the world's top ten biodiversity hotspots, the Choco Bioregion. Like many cloud forests, this region is extremely rich in epiphytes, many of which have not been identified. The total number of plant species estimated in the Reserve is close to 2,000. In addition, the Reserve contains at least 320 species of birds, 45 species of mammals, and more than 150 species of butterflies. Other groups are yet to be studied in detail. Maquipucuna also offers archaeological resources to those interested. Ceramics, burial sites and buried pathways of Pre-Inca Indians are scattered throughout the area.

Accommodations and facilities include a tourist lodge, housing up to 20 guests, situated on a clean, free-flowing river. Additionally, there is a separate scientific research station for ten people, and an adjoining laboratory. Public space is available for meetings or instruction. The Fundacion encourages educational programs and courses. Meals are served to all visitors and are based on local recipes. A network of trails allows tourists and scientists easy access to a variety of natural habitats in different stages of succession. Interpretive materials are being developed for the Reserve and library resources are available at the Fundacion's office in Quito. Anyone interested in tourist or research opportunities at Maquipucuna should contact the office in Quito: Abigail Rome, Fundacion Maquipucuna, Casilla 17-12-167, Quito, Ecuador. Tel.: (593-2) 507-200; Fax: (593-2) 507-201; E- mail: abi@maqui.ecx.ec.


SI/MAB COURSES


The SI/MAB Biodiversity Program will offer two certification training programs in 1996. The first one, "1996 Biodiversity Measuring and Monitoring: In-residence Certification Training", will be held May 12 - June 14. This intensive, five-week course will provide professionals with a methodology for establishing long-term monitoring programs. During the first few days, participants will be introduced to the SI/MAB biodiversity program and other biodiversity-related efforts underway at the Smithsonian Institution. Initial lectures will be an introduction to biodiveristy issues in general and present a powerful way of analyzing the information gathered in the field. This exposure will provide a clear overview of the course and an understanding of how its careful design meets the needs of professionals who develop, carry out, and manage on-site biodiversity measuring and monitoring projects. After completing this training program, detailed knowledge about measuring and monitoring the following areas will be gained: vegetation; abiotic factors; bacteria and micro- organisms; bird populations and communities; amphibian and reptile populations; mammal populations; wildlife diseases; invertebrate populations; and freshwater fishes and aquatic invertebrates.

The second course, held September 9-20, entitled: "1996 Biodiversity Monitoring at Permanent Plots: In-residence Certification Training", is for professionals who have established (or will) long-term research plots for monitoring forest biodiversity. This is the professional certification training that meets the standards of the International Network of Biodiversity Plots. Using the SI/MAB protocol, participants will establish permanent vegetation plots quickly and easily with the added benefit of being able to analyze and communicate the results soon after the data are collected. In addition this information can be added to a variety of different monitoring databases and incorporated into a Geographic Information System (GIS) on biodiversity for any number of plots. Upon completion of the training program, participants will have skills in: design and implementation of plot-based monitoring in forest areas; ground- truthing and transect sampling for tree species diversity; surveying and use of geographic positioning systems to locate permanent plots; tree tagging, measuring, and identification; tree mapping and field certification; data management, analysis, and interpretation using SI/MAB's BioMon biodiversity monitoring database; preparing voucher specimens and user guides; and creating the baseline for integrating multi-taxa monitoring.

The fee for the first course is US $4,000 with application deadline of March 1, 1996; second course fee is US $1,900 with application deadline of July 1, 1996. For both courses (airfare not included), tuition covers food, lodging, local transportation, books, materials, and use of field and lab equipment. For an application contact: Dr. Francisco Dallmeier, Biodiversity Measuring and Monitoring Certifications, SI/MAB Program, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Suite 3123, Washington, DC 20560. Fax: (202) 786-2557; E-mail: simab@ic.si.edu.


OTS COURSE


The Tropical Science Center in San Jose, Costa Rica is offering the Fourth Life Zone Ecology Course in the spring of 1996, April 15-May 3. The course, conducted in Spanish by Dr. Joseph Tosi, Jr. and Dr. Humberto Jimenez Saa, will visit several life zones within Costa Rica, with the objective of offering participants intensive instruction in the practical and theoretical use of the World Life Zone System of Ecological Classification developed by Dr. L.R. Holdridge, who will introduce the course.

The World Life Zone System of Ecological Classification has been continually developed and applied by the Tropical Science Center for more than thirty years. The system has served as a basis for the elaboration of life zone maps in most of Latin America and for some countries in Asia and Africa. The course will present the theoretical and conceptual aspects of the system. A more detailed description will be sent upon request.

The cost, which includes tuition and fee, materials, lodging, meals, insurance, course-related local transport, farewell dinner, and diploma, airfare not included, is US$ 2,700, or its equivalent in Costa Rican colones. Space is limited to 18 persons. Candidates will be evaluated as their applications are received. Deadline for application is January 15, 1996.

For more information, and application form, contact: Dr. Humberto Jimenez Saa, Tropical Science Center, P.O. Box 8-3870- 1000, San Jose, Costa Rica. Tel.: (506) 253-4963; Fax: (506) 225- 2649 or (506) 253-3267; E-mail: hjimenez@cariari.ucr.ac.cr.


INFORMATION HIGHWAY HI-LITES


Through special collaboration of U.S. MAB and the National Biological Service, a MAB Home Page has been developed on the Internet. The WWW address is: http://www.nbs.gov/nbii/mab.

The main menu includes: biosphere reserves, electronic bulletin board, current requests for proposals, history of U.S. MAB, interdisciplinary research, international programs, MABFauna/MABFlora, organization of U.S. MAB, publications and documents, and Smithsonian MAB Biodiversity Program.

The Biosphere Reserves segment contains text of a U.S. MAB biosphere reserve brochure; map, list of, and contacts for U.S. biosphere reserves; world list of biosphere reserves, and a model biosphere reserve. The Interdisciplinary Research segment contains work of the five U.S. MAB research directorates. The International Programs segment contains information on the Biosphere Reserve Integrated Monitoring Program with EuroMAB (BRIM), Northern Science Network (NSN), Ciencia y Technologia para el Desarrollo (CYTED), and the home page for UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program (MABnet), which contains information about MAB programs and biosphere reserves worldwide.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (VOCA) is seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time and knowledge for international projects. VOCA is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1970 as the international voluntary arm of the US cooperative community.

Currently there is a critical need for ostrich producers to go to Zimbabwe, and tropical fruit producers to go to Egypt. However, the group is seeking volunteers with skills and exper. tise in the following fields: business and cooperative develop. ment and management, livestock management, farm management, commodity processing, agricultural credit and finance, plant production and protection, food processing, sustainable agricul. ture, conservation, forestry, among other management and develop. ment positions.

All project related costs are covered by VOCA, including passport, shots, flights, housing, food, and informational materials. There is no wage or fee paid to volunteers. A VOCA assignment is anywhere from two to 12 weeks, the average stay being four weeks. For more information, contact: Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance, c/o Sam Driggers, 1008 S St., Suite B, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel.: (800) 556-1620 or (916) 556- 1620; Fax: (916) 556-1630; E-mail: voca-california@voca.org.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES


The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is in search of a director of the Jamaica and Belize Country Programs. The director will develop and implement a strategy for the conservation of biological diversity in Jamaica and Belize, in cooperation with TNC's in-country partners. The position will also require developing long range and annual plans for the country programs, identifying potential NGO and governmental partners, developing wildlands protection projects, and implementing activities. The director will focus his/her efforts on working with in-country organizations to implement the priority protected areas identified by the "Parks in Peril" program.

Some of the requirements for the position are: a graduate degree in natural resource management or related field and five years experience in international conservation working in Latin America; excellent communication skills in English and Spanish, fluency in Portuguese a plus; working knowledge of regional politics; demonstrated successful experience designing/implementing AID conservation/natural resource projects; and a demonstrated commitment to the preservation of biological diversity and to the goals and programs of The Nature Conservancy.

For a complete job announcement, contact: Paul Martin, Employment Specialist, The Nature Conservancy, 1815 N. Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209.

The Tropical Science Center (TSC) has a position open for a General Director of its Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. Candidates for this position should have had prior experience in the administration of wildland preserves and associated biological field research.

The Center is a private, non-profit Costa Rican association founded in 1962 with headquarters in San Jose, Costa Rica. In 1972, it established its Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve as a wholly-owned and administered private wildlands preserve in the Tilaran Mountains. This preserve today encompasses some 10,500 hectares of mostly undisturbed primary mountain forest. Of worldwide repute, the preserve is managed to protect its very high biodiversity, for research, and for environmental education, including ecotourism.

Requisites for the position include: biology, management of natural resources, environmental science or forestry backgrounds; five or more years experience in management of conservation areas; experience in the design of protection plans, environmental education, and ecotourism is desirable; experience in design and implementation of scientific research; ability to work harmoniously with staff members, scientists, and visitors of differing cultural and educational levels; good communication skills in Spanish and English, or other languages is a plus.

The Director must live in the Monteverde community, located in a rural area at an elevation of 1,300 meters above sea level, located approximately 3.5 hours by road from San Jose. Annual average temperature is 20C. Responsibilites include the administration and coordination of all programs and departments of MCFP, specifically the development of a program for scientific research.

Send letter stating interest in the position, resume and three references (including address and phone number), before December 31, 1995 to: Monteverde Committee, Tropical Science Center, P. O. Box 8-3870-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica. Fax: (506) 253-4963; E- mail: cc225@sol.racsa.co.cr.


CURRENT LITERATURE


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Mo, J., Brown, S., Lenart, M. and Kong, G. 1995. Nutrient dynamics of a human-impacted pine forest in a MAB reserve of subtropical China. Biotropica 27(3): 290-304.

Morland, H. 1995. Looking for Grauer's gorilla. Wildlife Conserv. 98(5): 46-53. (Zaire)

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