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Pacific Environment is a unique organization that seeks to protect the living environment of the Pacific Rim by strengthening local community leadership and championing social justice in Russia, China, the Arctic, Alaska, and California. Together with local partners, we’ve shielded tens of thousands of acres of old growth forest; won protections for endangered species; forced oil, gas, and mining companies to heed local concerns; closed polluting factories along rivers; and changed the way some of the world’s most powerful financial institutions work. We believe in a communities-first approach that gives local people and grassroots organizations the tools they need to solve environmental problems and protect the Pacific Rim’s wild places and wild life. We prioritize community decision-making, development of local leadership, and the value of strong networks among our local partners.

The Position: Pacific Environment is seeking a Conservation Science Specialist with applied science experience to advance our international conservation efforts in Russia and elsewhere in Asia and the Arctic. In the short term, the Science Specialist will help lead our NGO partners in completing an assessment of conservation priorities and future strategies in the Russian Far East. The Science Specialist will also have the opportunity to work on a number of community-based conservation and sustainable development projects throughout Siberia and the Russian East. The Specialist will assist Pacific Environment’s China and Arctic programs in assessing environmental advocacy strategies and implementing community-based environmental conservation projects and campaigns in these regions. The Specialist will be a permanent project manager-level position reporting to the Russia Program Director and working closely with the Executive Director, other program directors, and our entire Russia team.
Location: San Francisco or the Russian Far East, though we will consider qualified candidates based elsewhere.

COMPENSATION:
1. Salary commensurate with experience and location of position
2. For US-based employees: benefits package includes medical and dental coverage, a 403(b) plan with an employer match, and generous vacation / holiday schedule
3. Flexible working environment with dedicated, diverse group of colleagues
4. Interesting work in interesting places: we advance environmental objectives of local communities via international and national policy work and support of local, grassroots activity

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please send a resume, cover letter, and references to hr@pacificenvironment.org
Please send an email to llander@pacificenvironment.org  if you are interested in an internship with Pacific Environment.

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The 2012 Summer Environmental Exchange

We are still accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Environmental Exchange (SEE) Program. This is a 9-week long, experiential, place-based, watershed education and leadership development program hosted at the watersheds of Lake Tahoe in the USA and Lake Baikal in Russia, and at the Selenga River, Lake Baikal’s upper watershed, in Mongolia. The program’s primary themes are watershed protection, sustainable development, and cultural exchange. It will bring together young, environmental leaders from North America, Russia, Mongolia, and other parts of the world to study environmental science, policy, and management at these two superlative lakes.

Whether they study the hard sciences, environmentalstudies, conservation, Russian, international studies, engineering or any other field, they will be an asset to the program and through that, to the management and preservation of Lake Tahoe and Lake Baikal.

The application deadline is February 7th, but any applications received beforehand will be evaluated on a rolling basis.  Spaces are limited so students are encouraged to apply early. Application materials can be found on our website atwww.tahoebaikal.org.

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MOAKS volunteer camp in Russian Far East

WWF Far East is looking for participants to two volunteer camps near Vladivostok in May and June. The main goal of the camps is the restoration of native conifer-broadleaf forests within the range of the Far Eastern leopard.

Camp dates:

7-28 May and 1-22 June. Length of stay can be varied somewhat in agreement with the camp organizers.

The work will mainly consist of planting Korean pine seedlings.

Living conditions will be either in a typical village home with an outhouse and a banya for bathing, or in a tourist base on the coast of the Sea of Japan near the village of Ryazanovka. Nearby are located two nature reserves – Kedrovaya Pad’ and the Far Eastern Maritime Reserve, information about which can be found at [ http://oopt.info/index.php?oopt=1238 ]http://oopt.info/index.php?oopt=1238 and [ http://oopt.info/index.php?oopt=1218 ]http://oopt.info/index.php?oopt=1218).

Volunteers participating in the project will pay for their own transport to Vladivostok, and also visa fees. Registration fees, food and lodging will be paid for from the budget of the MOAKS project. At the end of the work period it will be possible to organize excursions around Primorsky Province and the islands.

The Far Eastern office WWF will organize registration for volunteers. For this they need to apply for a tourist visa, because WWF cannot process business visas. If volunteers experience difficulty with this, the specialists of WWF are ready to help.

How to register:

Send an email to [ mailto:tigra@moaks.ru ]tigra@moaks.ru with the following information: name, dates of the camp – May or June, period of stay and some words about yourself. Deadlines for registrations are:  April 25th for the first camp and May 20th for the second camp.

You can get updated information about the camp by joining its Facebook group: [ http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_191789600855871&ap=1 ]http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_191789600855871&ap=1

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