What is a paraecologist?

A paraecologist is a professional with local knowledge, being largely trained on the job in one or more fields of ecological science. He or she contributes to scientific research and local capacity development as well as enhances communication between local and scientific communities.

You can find more about the Paraecologist programmes, main objectives and approaches on




a platform by and for paraecologists and parataxonomists as well as projects, organisations or individuals that work with paraecologists in different parts of the world.

Paraecelogists working in the  ARBONETH project (from left to right):

Serawit Tassew, Sintayehu Tufa