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Redae Teclai Tesfai, Conservation biologist/ecologist

SPECIALISATION: Conservation Biology and Remote Sensing & Natural Resource Evaluation QUALIFICATIONS 1. Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology (DICE), University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Master of Science in Conservation Biology, 13th September 2006 2. Agronomic Institute for Overseas (IAO), Florence, Italy Professional Master in Remote Sensing & Natural Resources Evaluation, June 30th 1999 3. College of African Wildlife Management (CAWM), Mweka, Tanzania Diploma in Wildlife Management, June 15th 1996 4. Research and training Center, Ministry of Agriculture, Eritrea Certificate in General Agriculture, January 20th 1994 5. Debre Berhan Teacher Training Institute, Ethiopia Qualified as teacher; July 4th 1989 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE September 2006 – Present Senior conservation biologist/ecologist: Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Extension Departments, Asmara, Eritrea and YDCF Consulting Firm. Provide technical support to Zobas and other relevant organization related to wildlife conservation & developments. Conduct and lead various wildlife research & baseline studies including a program for research & conservation of the CR African wild ass in Dankalia, Eritrea; conservation & development of African elephant in Gash-barka and biodiversity baseline assessment of the proposed Semenawi and Debubawi Bahri and Buri-Irrori-Hawakil Islands Protected Area. September 2003 – September 2010 United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). National Coordinator, UNCCD National Focal Point, the State of Eritrea. Guide, monitor and evaluate all activities related to the implementation of the convention. Participate many international conferences and present papers related to combating desertification and mitigate the effect of drought in Eritrea and the region in general. April 2001 – September 2003 Forestry and wildlife expert in the Head Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Division, Asmara, Eritrea. Provide technical support to Zobas and other relevant organization and prepare forestry and wildlife manual and guideline in line with field training and policy. January 2001 – April 2001 Remote Sensing expert to finalizing the Land Unit Map and relevant report for land resources and land evaluation of the Aini Mereb and Halhale area (Eritrea), which was done in Florence (IAO), Italy. April 2000 - January 2001 Remote sensing expert; mapping the Land Cover of Eritrean part, which was done in Florence (IAO), Italy and in Eritrea for field survey. Africover project (FAO/TCP). August 1996 - April 2000 Wildlife expert in the Head Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Division, Asmara, Eritrea. Provide technical support to Zobas and other relevant organization and prepare wildlife manual and guideline in line with field training and policy. October 1993 - July 1994 Forest technician in the Head Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Division, Asmara, Eritrea. Coordinating and monitoring all the activities forest technicians of the Ministry of Agriculture. January 1992 - September 1993 Assistant Head of the Land Resource Division of the former Dankalia province of the Ministry of Agriculture; co-ordinating and monitoring all the activities of the division including: irrigation, soil and water conservation, forestry and wildlife and other relevant activities under the province. September 1991 - December 1991 Head of the sub-province of the Ministry of Agriculture in the former Hamasein province. Co-coordinating and monitoring all the activities of the ministry under the sub-province. August 1990 - September 1991 Journalist for the Department of Information in the Mass media; investigating and gathering information relevant to the Press. June 1989 - February 1990 Teacher in a primary and junior school; teaching subjects related to agriculture. June 1985 - July 1988 Foreman in a forestry nursery; undertaking nursery and plantation activities on forest sites. MAJOR ASSESSMENT STUDIES PARTICIPATED July 2013 – Present Ecological baseline assessment of Bisha Mining Share Company (BMSC) in Western Lowland of Eritrea (Gash-Barka). Yohannes Debretsion Consulting Firms, participating as senior conservation biologist/ecologist November 2012 – June 2013 Biophysical baseline assessment project of the Semenawi and Debubawi Bahri and Buri-Irrori-Hawakil Islands Proposed Protected Area. Ministry of Land, Water and Environment, Department of Environment. Yohannes Debretsion Consulting Firm. Participated as senior conservation biologist/ecologist August 2008 – December 2009 Assessment study on Eritrean Summer Students Campaign. (1994-2008). Ministry of Education Participated as senior forestry and wildlife expert and chair, technical committee April 2000 - January 2001 Preparation of Land Use Land Cover mapping of Eritrea, which was done in Florence (IAO), Italy and in Eritrea for field survey. Africover project (FAO/TCP) using LCCS Methodology. Participated as vegetation and remote sensing expert. January 1997 – November 1998 Assessment and Management of the Riverine Forest (AMRF), Western Lowlands Eritrea. Ministry of Agriculture, Eritrea and SOS Sahel International, UK. Participated as forestry and wildlife expert and team leader for forest inventory and avifaunal survey January 1997 – September 1997 Pre-investment study – support to forestry and wildlife sector to the State of Eritrea, Ministry of Agriculture, FAO/TCP/ERI/6712. Participated as counterpart to the wildlife specialist assessment team PUBLICATIONS Birgitta Kimura, Fiona B. Marshall, Shanyuan Chen, Sónia Rosenbom, Patricia D. Moehlman, Noreen Tuross, Richard C. Sabin, Joris Peters, Barbara Barich, Hagos Yohannes, Fanuel Kebede, Redae Teclai, Albano Beja-Pereira and Connie J. Mulligan. 2010. Ancient DNA from Nubian and Somali wild ass provides insights into donkey ancestry and domestication. Proc. R. Soc. B 2010 Moehlman, P.D., Yohannes, H., Teclai, R. & Kebede, F. 2008. Equus africanus. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. www.iucnredlist.org. Conservation of African wild ass (Equus africanus) in Messir plateau (Asa-ila), Eritrea: the role of forage availability and diurnal activity pattern during the rainy and beginning of the dry season. Unpublished thesis paper, 2006. Land Resources & Land Evaluation of the Central Valley of Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2000 (Pages: 16-18, 30-35, 48-53, 93-96 & 185-186) Habitat preference of Impala (Aepyceros melampus) in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, 1996. (Project paper) MEMBERSHIPS Association of Eritreans in Agricultural Sciences (AEAS); a General Secretary of the Executive Board of the AEAS from October 2009 to March 2012. IUCN, Species Survival Commission (SSC) Equid Specialist Group

Experienced in ecological conservation/UNCCD National Coordinations

Topic(s)

Biodiversity

Available for:

Jobs; Fellowship; Consultancy; Consultancy to Parties; Consultancy to support reporting process

Contact details:

​YD Consulting Firm
P. O. Box 10505
Asmara, ERITREA
Tel: (+291 1) 119506
Mobile: +291 (0) 7139298
Email: rteclai@yahoo.com or rteclai13@gmail.com

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