Loro Parque Position vacancy

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Subject: Loro Parque Position vacancy
From: "Peter Them" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 13:51:49 +0200

Loro Parque had forward the following message
for distribution.

Best regards,

Peter H. Them,
Parrot Data,
e-mail : 

-----Original Message-----
From: Yves de Soye <>
Date: 20. oktober 1998 09:33
Subject: Position vacancy

Dear Colleagues,

The Loro Parque Fundacion would be grateful if you could forward the
following position vacancy to any appropriate candidate, organisation or
job-list server.

Thank you very much,

Yves de Soye
Scientific Director
Loro Parque Fundacion


The Loro Parque Fundacion is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation
legally registered with the Ministry of Education and Science of the
Government of Spain since 1994. Based at Loro Parque, Tenerife, Canary
Islands, it operates on an international basis to promote the
conservation of the environment and sustainable development in the
following ways:

To integrate the needs of people and parrots, by encouraging local
community initiatives aimed at a wiser use of the local environment;
focusing on parrots that can be effective as flagships, to attract more
assistance by local people and relevant authorities and institutions. To
effect field studies which produce the biological and socio-economic
information necessary for the most effective conservation management and
improved land and natural resource use by the local communities; parrot
population monitoring, ecological and behavioural studies, and
reintroduction, protection measures and defining habitats for
preservation and extractive uses all contribute to this objective.

To improve the management and reproduction of parrots in captivity,
through a constant evaluation of husbandry techniques and breeding
results of the parrot collection at Loro Parque, and comprehensive
captive research programmes; the information gained can also be applied
to assist with recovery procedures in the wild state. To organise and
participate in coordinated management programmes to establish and
maintain sufficient populations in captivity as a safeguard against
their extinction. To promote training and research opportunities using
the parrot collection collection, as well as within the in-situ projects
that it supports.

To support and implement grass-roots, community education programmes at
project sites and in countries where parrots occur, as well as broader
awareness campaigns by methods which include publication of a
newsletter, Cyanopsitta, and the hosting of International Parrot
Congresses every four years. The Fundacion also develops and implements
the education programme based at Loro Parque, which uses the collection
of flora and fauna as an educational resource.

Loro Parque is a first-class zoological and botanical park, with a
varied collection of fauna, principally Psittacidae. The Loro Parque
Fundacion owns the parrot collection, part of which is exhibited in Loro
Parque, and the larger part maintained in a geographically separate
breeding centre. The Loro Parque Fundacion is constituted with a Board
of Trustees, including the President, and has an international Board of
Advisors. At present, the principal personnel of the Fundacion are the
Director, Scientific Director and Educator. Loro Parque provides the
services of a team of keepers headed by a Curator, as well as veterinary
assistance, to maintain the parrot collection. The Fundacion now seeks
an Assistant to the Scientific Director.

The Assistant should have acquired experience in the conduct, monitoring
and management of field conservation and/or research projects in
countries in the tropics, to assist the Scientific Director in the
day-to-day administration and the on-site implementation and evaluation
of the projects of Loro Parque Fundacion; experience in the supervision
and development of captive research programmes would be an additional
asset. An appropriate tertiary qualification in the life sciences is
desirable. Full command of spoken and written English is a must, as well
as a high level of understanding of Spanish; knowledge of Portuguese
would be helpful. The position reports to the Scientific Director of the
Loro Parque Fundacion.

Depending on the experience and qualifications of the Applicant,
priority will be given to either the on-site development of the field
conservation projects (networking, implementation, monitoring,
reporting) or, based at the Fundacion?s offices on Tenerife, the
day-to-day management and supervision of the conservation and ex-situ
parrot research programmes (assessment of proposals for support of
conservation and research projects, development of collaborative
ventures, assistance to and administration of in-situ projects,
supervision of ex-situ research projects and publication of results,
drafting of proposals and new conservation and research programmes).

Letters of application, supported by curriculum vitae including a salary
history and contact details of three referees, should be sent by e-mail,
fax or mail to the President of the Loro Parque Fundacion as soon as
possible. Salary level and other terms of employment will be agreed
through direct arrangement with the President.

Loro Parque Fundacion
Avda. Loro Parque
38400 Puerto de la Cruz
Canary Islands
Tel: +34 922 374081
Fax: +34 922 375021

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