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David Galbraith <[log in to unmask]>
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UVM Conservation Biology Discussion Group <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 08:19:28 -0500
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Caņo Palma: Job Posting for Station Manager

One year renewable contract starting DECEMBER 2002 for a Station Manager for
Caņo Palma Biological Station, located in the lowland rainforest of
Tortuguero, Costa Rica. The station is accessible by boat only and the
Manager will live in relative isolation, although there is a caretaker that
lives on the property.  Caņo Palma is operated by Canadian Organization for
Tropical  education and Rainforest Conservation, (COTERC), registered non
profit charity in Ontario, Canada. The applicant should be fluent in English
and Spanish, and have a sound ecological background. An ability to maintain
and repair small engines is important, as well as a working knowledge of
small boats and motors.

Student groups are encouraged to visit the station, and participate in
educational programs prepared and taught by the Manager. Researchers from
Universities worldwide use Caņo Palma as base. The Manager will participate
in the daily operation of the station including cooking and routine
maintenance. A first aid certificate is preferred. It is very important that
the applicant has respect for the local people and maintains good relations
with the community. The Manager will be encouraged to aid the community in
sustainable development and restoration   of projects in the region. He will
act as the local liaison for park, municipal, local authorities and
government officials.  Regular correspondence and reports will be sent to
the COTERC Board of Directors in Canada. Remuneration is $300.00US per

Interested Applicants should submit a Resume  to [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, fax to
905 831 4203 or mailed to COTERC, Box 335, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 2P9