Entries by Christina

VESS has an opening for an Australian volunteer

There is an opportunity to volunteer for VESS. If you are Australian and have experience in ecotourism or threatened species management then you may be interested in this assignment. Applications close on 21st March. Here is a description of the position: Take a walk on the wild side and help conserve Vanuatu’s threatened species and […]

Donna the dugong meets Nasi on World Wildlife day

Today 3rd March 2017 is World Wildlife Day and VESS partnered with VAN 2017 to celebrate this day with students from classes 5 and 6 at Erakor French school. Nasi and “Apu” met up with Donna the Dugong and the namaloa to raise awareness on the Threatened Species in Vanuatu and the importance of keeping […]

World Wildlife Day 2017

Today, 3rd March is World Wildlife Day. The UN theme for this year is “Listen to the young people”. The VESS team is heading out to Eratap to meet up with Nasi the Vanuatu2017 Minigames mascot to visit some schools and find out what the kids think about wild animals and plants. Nasi is a rainbow […]

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Have you got a spare 15 minutes this weekend?   The Great Backyard Bird Count is on February 17-20, 2017 Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds. Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks […]

The Vanuatu Government has released the new sustainable development plan

  Here is what it says about the environmental pillar: A pristine natural environment on land and at sea serving our food, cultural, economic and ecological needs As custodians of a unique chain of islands and expansive ocean we have an inherent responsibility to protect and preserve our natural resources. The Constitution explicitly obligates everyone […]

Climate change course in Vanuatu

Full-scholarships are available for a new course on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction Certificate I to be offered at VIT in Port Vila this year (full-time 6 months Feb-July 2017). With support from GIZ and the SPC EU-PacTVET program, multiple participants will be sponsored who have the interest and motivation to become trainers of this course […]

Job Available: Do you want to help conserve threatened species?

Are you outgoing and great at engaging people? Are you passionate about the environment and protecting threatened animals and plants? Are you organised and do you have good computer skills? Then you might be the person we are looking for! VESS has a position for a project officer to conduct awareness about species in Vanuatu […]