Expression of Interest – To undertake a targeted and intensive survey on the Conservation Status of Endangered, Threatened and Protected Sharks and Rays to inform the Management of Seychelles’ Protected Area Network 56 views

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INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT (LUMP SUM CONTRACT)

Country: Seychelles

Name of Project Implementation: Third South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth Project (SWIOFish3)

Project No: P155642

Name of Consulting Assignment:

To undertake a targeted and intensive survey on the Conservation Status of Endangered, Threatened and Protected Sharks and Rays to inform the Management of Seychelles’ Protected Area Network

Contract Duration: 14 months

Sharks and rays are amongst the most endangered group of marine animals in the world and to date many species are threatened with extinction, primarily as a result of overfishing. In Seychelles, shark fishing has a long history and has significant historical socio-economic importance. However, a lack of effective Elasmobranch -focused management measures have led to decreases in many species populations in our waters. A significant decline in shark biomass has been observed on the Mahe Plateau and Banks, which has led to the extirpation and scarcity of many species.

This survey will focus on delivering scientific data that can be used to improve the management and conservation of threatened or data-poor species within the sustainable use zones .This will in turn ensure that Seychelles meets its international conservation and management obligations under CITES and other International Conventions and instruments but most importantly implement its National Plan of Action for sharks more effectively.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment (MACE) is now recruiting a consultant to conduct a targeted and intensive survey on the Conservation Status of Endangered, Threatened and Protected Sharks and Rays to inform the Management of Seychelles’ Protected Area Network.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) shall consist of a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae. The deadline for submission of EOI is 9th March 2021 at 15h30.  The submission should be clearly marked using the subject line ‘‘To undertake a targeted and intensive survey on the Conservation Status of Endangered, Threatened and Protected Sharks and Rays to inform the Management of Seychelles’ Protected Area Network”

Interested applicants may obtain further details and a full TOR by submitting an email enquiry to Mrs Marie May Muzungaile on [email protected] and [email protected] cc; [email protected] of SWIOFish3. The procurement process will be conducted according to the World Bank guidelines for selection and employment of consultant, Ed 2011 revised July 2014 and the services contracted through the Department of Blue Economy (SWIOFish3 Coordination on behalf of Government).

Completed EOIs should be delivered by email to:

Mrs Marie May Muzungaile

Director General

Biodiversity Conservation and Management Division

Department of Environment

Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment

Seychelles

Email: [email protected] cc: [email protected]; [email protected]

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