Conservation Education

PACE supporting educators as schools reopen

    Huge thanks again to DHL, our fantastic logistics partner, for super efficient support getting PACE materials to partners in the field. DHL are this minute working on getting these new PACE packs to educators in Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. Without them we couldn't support the invaluable work of organisations and individuals as they help communities improve their standard of living in ways that support wildlife and nature. "Myself and the team are really [...]

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Role models for our Next Generation of conservationists

    The PACE Careers in Conservation module shares the stories of people who have made successful careers in wildlife and nature conservation. Some started by chance, others planned carefully, some have university degrees, others are technicians who learned on the job - everyone has their own journey. Conservation provides an extraordinary and increasing range of job and career opportunities, all across Africa.  We hope that by sharing success stories, we can inform and inspire our Next Generation of Conservationists. Hasabwamariya [...]

Careers for our Next Generation of Conservationists – Educational technology

We have worked with young conservationists throughout the school holidays, connecting, informing, sharing, promoting the work they do.  Young conservationists who are all activists in their own different ways, inspiring and influencing their peers, parents and communities and making concrete differences, some lobbying, some greening a neighbourhood, organising for sustainable waste management, planting trees or changing lifestyle decisions in their family or policies in their schools.   Our young conservationists have been enabled and encouraged by joining environment or wildlife clubs or [...]

The Next Generation of Ninety One conservation heroes

It's fantastic to hear the impressions of our young people as they meet and chat between continents as part of our Next Generation summer programme. From Uganda - " I learnt that the whole world is fighting against climate change together, because I'd thought we were the only ones doing it." "I have learnt that Uganda has wildlife more than the UK has, as I've been told that they have no mountain gorillas there." "I have also learned that an idea [...]

PACE and Ninety One’s — Next Generation of Conservation heroes

Through July and August children from Ninety One in the UK, USA, Poland and young PACE partners from conservation clubs across Africa will partake in talks and tours by rangers and conservationists at projects in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Madagascar. The youngsters have also been paired up for 1:1 video chats so that young conservationists from clubs and schools in South Africa, Lewa and Lamu in Kenya, Uganda and Cameroon can explain work on protection of animals and the environment in their [...]

New edition of the PACE reader ‘Africa our Home’

"For long, children have been told tales woven from the natural world's 'behaviours and occurrences' and spun into stories that have life skills at their core. Most of these stories gave African children a glimpse into their cultures, their history and most important of all, how to live and interact with nature. It is with no doubt that 'Africa, our Home' will do the same for young bright minds across Africa. It will transport children from landscapes and places they know [...]

Jockul Ndowen School, Gambia

Regular hand washing and social distancing is a mainstay of the battle against covid, and the battle isn’t over. Uganda, Kenya and Cameroon have seen recent peaks in covid cases, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa have localised peaks, with school closures, curfews and local travel restrictions in some areas.  But for many of our partners regular handwashing itself is a challenge. Intermittent and low volume of water in taps is common – in Cameroon people report a whole month with no [...]

Biochar Action sheet now available in french

The FAO estimates that 2.4 billion people depend on wood energy for cooking and heating.  In African countries the proportion of people using wood fuels as a main or only source of energy can be startling. Ninety percent of the population in Sierra Leone are estimated to rely on charcoal or firewood for energy, and 85% in Mali. In Madagascar, Senegal, Chad and Niger, the figures are similar.  In urban areas the trend is from wood towards charcoal.  Charcoal stoves are [...]

New PACE materials in french – White thorn / Faidherbia albida

The Faidherbia albida action sheet is now available in french.   Faidherbia albida, the white thorn or White acacia, is a tree well known to people in most arid and semi-arid parts of Africa. It characterises many landscapes and is much valued. The seeds and leaves are an important food for domestic and wild animals. It fertilises the soil, protects against the harsh sun and grows where many other species can not survive. But it is becoming scarcer in many places, natural regeneration [...]

Conservation education back on track in Zimbabwe

Primary schools reopened four weeks ago.  Teachers have had time to catch up, get a routine in place and, importantly, to re-launch the pupils extra-curricular Conservation education. Palloma Pachiti (in yellow) is manager of Sebakwe Conservation Education Centre in the Midlands of Zimbabwe.  She's excited to be revisiting schools that received face masks and help setting up Tippy Taps in January. Inside Palloma's wider programme with the kids she's introducing them to the idea of using 'nudges'  - ways to prompt, [...]