24 August 2009: Press release: Applications are now open for the Ninth UNU-INWEH & UNESCO International Course on Biodiversity in Mangrove Ecosystems held at the Centre of
Advanced Studies in Marine Biology Annamalai University, India from 2-16 November 2009. The course focuses primarily on mangrove ecosystems while maintaining an integrated approach towards management of coastal ecosystems. Particular emphasis is given on the methodology for assessing, monitoring and conserving biodiversity in mangrove ecosystems. The main objective of this Course is to build the capacity of professionals and institutions in developing countries to undertake monitoring, research and conservation of critical coastal ecosystems within mangrove forests.
A limited number of fellowships are available to qualified candidates from developing countries only. These fellowships will be granted on a competitive basis and will cover the entire expenses of the workshop, including economy excursion airfares via the most direct route for candidates from outside India.
More information and the application forms can be found at: http://www.inweh.unu.edu/Coastal/Mangroves/Mangroves.htm
Application forms should be sent to:
Dr. K. Kathiresan
Professor, CAS in Marine Biology
Annamalai University, Parangipettai - 608 502, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 91 - 4144 - 243223 (Off), 238419 (Res.)
Fax: 91 - 4144 - 243555
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