Conservation Education

Caleb’s Frog champions.

A new evangelism is sweeping across Africa. When he was a young zoologist and learned that many frogs and other West African amphibians were in danger of extinction, persecuted because of a lack of knowledge, and misguided beliefs, Caleb Boateng-Ofori jumped into action. He focused his career on frogs, studied them to PhD level, and became the first professional herpetologist in Ghana.  At just 40 he was a senior researcher with Ghana's research council.  Independently, Caleb set up Herp conservation Ghana, [...]

Young conservationists across Africa learn about Turtle conservation

Young people from across Africa came together to launch the 2022 PACE webinars today. Atwaa and Teresa from Lamcot on Lamu island in Kenya gave a fascinating presentation on Sea turtle conservation, followed by an hour long Q & A session.  Nearly 100 participants joined us, using a wide range of equipment and settings:  school and university students, wildlife clubs, youth groups, teachers and conservation educators, logging in from Victoria Falls, Hwange and Vumba National Parks in Zimbabwe, from South Africa, [...]

PACE digital – integrating conservation education into classroom teaching.

Lewa Wildlife conservancy in Kenya has a groundbreaking Digital Literacy Programme. By kitting out schools with digital equipment, digitising curriculum material and training teachers on how to use these they have hugely increased the quality of education, and learning outcomes, for kids living in previously marginalised rural conservation areas. In 2020 PACE started working with the DLP.  They created a PACE channel containing 214 PACE conservation education resources and added this to the Lewa schools 'intranet.'   More than 94% of PACE [...]

Vertical Conservation Agriculture at Ntalabany Primary School in Kenya.

Ntalabany primary school is located in the Leparua Community Conservancy in northern Kenya. It works with the Lewa Schools programme. The Conservation and Agriculture Club at Ntalabany wanted to practice Conservation Agriculture (see PACE Action Sheet 30), but met a number of constraints -  the school compound is covered with sandy soil and rocks and there is a limited source of water. They had limited resources, and also  most of the land around the school is open to grazing animals as [...]

Young PACE leaders make a virtual visit to Lewa Education Centre in Kenya

Thirty six young Conservation leaders and their coordinators made a virtual visit to the Education Centre at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya last Thursday. The youngsters are all members of school Wildlife or Environment Clubs that participated in our series of Conservation talks and virtual visits in the school holiday, organised with Ninety One. We are thrilled that so many children were able to overcome connectivity and equipment constraints to learn from such experienced conservation educators - and hugely grateful to [...]

PACE – helping people adapt to climate change

Africa bears little blame for the world's current climate crisis, yet is one of the continents most effected by and most vulnerable to climate change and variability.  Isn't it ironic that after a connecting with kids in the UK and USA  over the summer, 16 year old Ruth Mbabazi in rural Uganda (Gasiza parish) said she'd learned "that the whole world is fighting against climate change, I thought we were the only ones doing it" It is because people across Africa [...]

PACE, Climate change, Wildlife and Communities in Africa –

      Climate change is already impacting on the daily lives of people in rural and urban Africa and it is a massive issue for conservation.  Climate Change is affecting the livelihoods and well being of people, is having an impact on ecosystems and on wildlife - impacts which are inextricably linked, and exacerbate each other. It has not gone unnoticed at PACE that the number of requests from wildlife rangers for ideas and materials to resolve conflict between local communities [...]

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 [...]

By |2021-10-14T13:10:26+01:00October 14th, 2021|Africa, Conservation Education, DHL, ESD, PACE, Teachers Africa, Teaching conservation, TUSK|0 Comments

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 [...]

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