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Kikao cha baraza la Wafanyakazi Ndaki ya Misitu, Wanyama Pori na Utalii

Wafanyakazi wote wa Ndaki ya Misitu, Wanyama Pori na Utalli wamealikwa na Rasi wa Ndaki Prof. Suzana Augustino kushiriki kikao cha baraza dogo la wafanyakazi. Kikao hicho kimeweza kujadili mambo mbalimbli ikiwemo kupokea taarifa ya yatokanayo na Mkutano wa 119 wa Baraza Kuu la wafanyakazi, kupokea na kujadili hoja za kuwasilishwa kwenye Mkutanowa 120 wa Baraza Kuu la wafanyakazi utakaofanyika tarehe 11.12.2020.

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Wafanyakazi wa Ndaki ya Misitu, Wanyama Pori na Utalli wakiwa wanajitambulisha

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Global extent and drivers of mammal population declines in protected areas under illegal hunting pressure

Authors: Alfan A. Rija, Rob Critchlow, Chris D. Thomas, Colin M. Beale

Published: August 21, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227163

Abstract

Illegal hunting is a persistent problem in many protected areas, but an overview of the extent of this problem and its impact on wildlife is lacking. We reviewed 40 years (1980–2020) of global research to examine the spatial distribution of research and socio-ecological factors influencing population decline within protected areas under illegal hunting pressure. From 81 papers reporting 988 species/site combinations, 294 mammal species were reported to have been illegally hunted from 155 protected areas across 48 countries. Research in illegal hunting has increased substantially during the review period and showed biases towards strictly protected areas and the African continent. Population declines were most frequent in countries with a low human development index, particularly in strict protected areas and for species with a body mass over 100 kg. Our results provide evidence that illegal hunting is most likely to cause declines of large-bodied species in protected areas of resource-poor countries regardless of protected area conservation status. Given the growing pressures of illegal hunting, increased investments in people’s development and additional conservation efforts such as improving anti-poaching strategies and conservation resources in terms of improving funding and personnel directed at this problem are a growing priority.

For more information please visit: PLOS ONE

Citation:

Rija, A., Critchlow, R., Thomas, C., & Beale, C. (2020). Global extent and drivers of mammal population declines in protected areas under illegal hunting pressure. PLOS ONE 15(8). (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227163)

 

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Big mammals are at risk in the world’s poorest countries, even within parks

CFWT Coffee Talk No. 1: How to write a research paper without expensive data

Speaker: Prof. E.F. Nzunda

 Date: 26/11/2020

Venue: Coffee room, College of Forestry, Wildlife & Tourism (CFWT)

 

ABSTRACT 

It is good to have research that brings up good expensive data. However, many situations necessitate writing without expensive data. These include the need to utilize massive expensive data that have been collected through various research projects and programmes; the need for theoretical, conceptual and methodological growth; need for a paper when one doesn’t have a research project, the existence of types of paper in journal that do not need expensive data; etc. This talk derives from my own experience writing papers without expensive data. My aim is not to boast about my ability and achievement in that regard but to share the little that I gained as experience from attempting and achieving that. I hope you find my talk inspiring.

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Principal of the College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism - SUA, Prof. Suzan Augustino highlighting the importance of having coffee talk at least once a week in the College coffee room.

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Click the link to download presentation: How to write a research paper without expensive data

 

For more information please contact;

Principal,
College of Forestry, Wildlife  and Tourism,
Sokoine University of Agriculture
P.O Box  3009
Morogoro - Tanzania
Telephone: +255 23 260 3459
Fax: +255 23 260 4648
Mob: +2556 86489 999
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Website: https://www.cfwt.sua.ac.tz

Wood Properties and Utilization and Saw milling in SUATF

The second year BSc. Forestry 2019/2020 from the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism conducted field practical on sawmilling, wood properties and utilization in SUATF, Arusha. The field practical aimed to equip students with hands on experience in sawmilling, timber drying, preservation and wood based materials.

 

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Second year BSc. Forestry students preparing for sawing exercise

 

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For more information please contact;

Prof. Fortunatus B.S. Makonda,

Department of Forest Engineering and Wood Sciences,

College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism,

Sokoine University of Agriculture,

P. O. Box 3014 Morogoro, TANZANIA.

Tel: +255 260 234648

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

 

 

Kikao cha baraza la Wafanyakazi ndaki ya Misitu, Wanyapori na Utalii

Mkuu wa ndaki ya Misitu ,wanyapori na Utalii akiongoza kikao cha baraza dogo la wafanyakazi kilichofanyika Tarehe 16.6.2020

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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MONITORING AND EVALUATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS HAS BEEN LAUNCHED

The Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation (PGD. M&E) is designed as a one year programme for students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in order to further their career in the field of monitoring and evaluation.

The PGD. M&E is an intensive programme that aims at building the students’ knowledge and skills through theoretical and empirical experiences. Graduates of this programme are expected to be capable of undertaking high quality monitoring and evaluation researches as well as providing professional contribution in the process of policy formulation and national development in general. Furthermore, upon successful completion of the programme, students are expected to be able to:

  • Establish and manage projects;
  • Conduct feasibility studies and impact assessment; and
  • Communicate results of M&E missions and other work accurately and reliably in a range of different contexts.

The process of developing this programme captured the contributions from several stakeholders from within the country and abroad. Critical gaps in the field of monitoring and evaluation were identified and the proposed solutions were addressed in the structure of this programme. The programme was approved by the Tanzanian Commission for Universities (TCU) in February, 2020.

PROGRAMME STATUS

Full time

LOCATION OF DELIVERY

Main Campus, Sokoine University of Agriculture

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Application and entry into this programme shall be routed through the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy (DPRTC) of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and shall follow the general procedures and requirements as detailed in the DPRTC webpage (http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/) and the SUA Regulations and Guidelines for Higher Degrees, Fifth Edition, 2018. Online application can also be made through http://suasis.sua.ac.tz:9092/index.php/welcome.

 

CONTACTS

For more information about the programme, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; you can also contact the Head of Department of Forest and Environmental Economics at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (+255 787255301/ +255 655255301).

Call for Applications for PhD Scholarships in Forestry (20 Positions available)

REFOREST

Background

The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism of the Sokoine University of Agriculture, is coordinating a regional research school in forest sciences (REFOREST) Programme (financed by Sida). Under the programme the College is announcing calls for applicants for PhD scholarships in Forestry. The PhD programme is organized in partnership with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – SLU (Sweden), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), National University of Rwanda (Rwanda), Wondo Genet College of Foresty and Natural Resources (Hawassa University -Ethiopia) and Makerere University (Uganda). Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in forestry or allied sciences. Eligible candidates are from Eastern and Southern Africa. In the year 2020-2024 citizens of Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda Tanzania and Uganda will be prioritized for sponsorships, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be admitted and registered at Sokoine University of Agriculture. The Programme comprises one year of course work and three years of research and thesis writing. Students are encouraged to carry out the PhD research in their home countries. The PhD students will be supervised by a joint team of senior academics from the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism, SLU and home university. The sponsorship covers a maximum of four years, and will commence in October, 2020.

Research Themes

Students will undertake research in one of the following thematic areas:

  1. Commercial forestry and bio-economy – tree growing as business, tree improvement and silviculture, forest health and protection, forest products development, marketing, forest products value chains, sustainable forest management;
  2. Natural forests management – Ecological and socio-economic aspects, biodiversity conservation, bio-energy, climate change, REDD+, Payment for Ecosystem Services, forest land policy and ownership as well as forest-land-water relations; and
  3. Agroforestry, forest-agriculture interactions and synergies, and conflict management.

Cross-cutting areas for all the themes include gender, policy, livelihoods, forest governance, forest sector modeling, environmental and economic sustainability. Particular attention are placed on areas requiring more interdisciplinary research approaches, e.g. climate-forest issues, land use conflicts, market system analyses, poverty alleviation potentials of various forest/tree products and services, economic/social/ecological aspects of forestry, food and nutrition security.

How to apply

Submit a letter indicating the theme of interest (Theme 1, 2 or 3 above), and attach the following: (i) research concept note of maximum 2,000 words (covering introduction, knowledge gap(s), research objectives, research methodology and expected outcomes) (ii)endorsed copies of certificates and academic transcripts (iii) your Curriculum Vitae and (iv) names of two academic referees. Send your application electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Deadline for application is 2nd July 2020 at 15.30 East Africa Time (EAT). For further clarification, contact Programme Coordinator at E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Short-listed candidates will be notified by 1st August, 2020, and where applicable they will be required to improve their concept note. Subsequently they will all be required to present themselves for an interview session conducted from 17th to 21st of August, 2020 at their respective partner universities.

Successful scholarship candidates will apply for PhD admission at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)

ISSUED BY
COORDINATOR REFOREST PROGRAMME

Download Call for Applications 20 PhD Scholarships in Forestry (PDF))

Consultancy for WWF feasibility study for a BMZ-BENGO project proposal

Bids should be in ONE file (PDF) and submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject "Special call for tender – WWF Feasibility Study for a BMZ-BENGO Project Proposal". The deadline for the submission of bids is Sunday, 22nd March 2020.

Please download the Document here below:

RIFFEAC- Recruitment of a consultant for the development of a training program on the economic value of biodiversity in central Africa

RIFFEAC in partnership with USFS-IP is seeking a consultant, whose main mission will be to design a training module on protecting human rights and ethics in the management of protected areas.

Objective of the mission:

The purpose of this mission is to develop a training module for protected area management professionals and students’ which reviews conflict management in protected areas, especially needed protections of human rights and ethics in the management of protected areas.

Interested candidates should submit their application by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the mention "Conflict Management in Protected Areas in Central Africa: Ethics and Respect for Human Rights" before the 20th of march at 12:00 pm latest.

For more Information, please, download the Documents here below

Seminar Announcement

The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism (CFWT) invites SUA community and all intrested people to attend the seminar entitled: 1) How good is Good Wood? 2) Possibilities for cooperation with SUA researchers

 

Guest Speaker: Gert Nyberg, Associate Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and REFOREST Africa Programme Swedish Coordinator

Date & time: Wednesday 11th March, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 noon

Venue: National Carbon Monitoring Centre

Attached please find a short synopsis on the planned seminar.

Synopsis

We look forward to have you join us for this exciting seminar.

 

For more information please contact;
Chairperson, Seminars Committee  
College of Forestry, Wildlife  and Tourism,
Sokoine University of Agriculture
P.O Box  3009
Morogoro - Tanzania
Telephone: +255 686 815 115
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.