Restoring forests

21 - 25 August 2017 Limited to EFN grantees

The TBA has been invited by the WWF Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) to design and deliver a new training course on restoring forest ecosystems for EFN grantees in Africa. This reflects the growing interest, across Africa, in restoring forests that have been degraded and fragmented.

Understanding forest ecology and the multiple uses of tropical forests is indispensable in order to manage ecosystem services sustainably in highly fragmented landscapes. While recent research has generated valuable information, this is rarely shared effectively with those who influence forest management. Therefore, there is a great need for training opportunities to help guide informed decision making about the management, use and restoration of tropical forests.

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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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