Restoring Forests

21 - 25 August 2017 For WWF Russell E. Train EFN grantees

Restoring forests has been identified as a top priority for Africa, to help reverse the negative impacts of deforestation on biodiversity and ecosystems in the continent. Formulating effective forest restoration plans is a major challenge in Africa mainly because of limited capacity in restoration science.

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Conserving Cheetahs and Wild Dogs

20 February - 3 March 2017 Limited to National Carnivore Coordinators

TBA has been invited by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to deliver a new training programme for National Carnivore Coordinators in Africa.  These coordinators are already working within their respective governments and they will gain essential skills to implement existing national conservation action plans with a focus on ground level and community work. The course – which forms part of the Range Wide Conservation Program for Cheetah and African Wild Dogs (RWCP) across Africa – will also create an active network of carnivore coordinators to share information and assist each other.

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Build your communication and publishing skills

23 - 26 March 2017 Applications closed

Publishing scientific research widens access to information and thus influences future research and conservation. It also adds credibility to research because papers must be peer reviewed. However, publication rates of scientists from African countries are low compared to the amount of research they do.

This course is designed for early career African conservation scientists who are actively involved in research within non-governmental organisations, universities and government research departments. The participants will be invited to attend the 2017 Student Conference in Conservation Science, the leading annual forum for young conservation scientists, held in Cambridge immediately after the course (28-30 March).

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