Conservation

PACE – Careers in Conservation

Conservation is a growing and exciting sector, that provides an extraordinary range of employment and career opportunities - more than most people realise. The PACE Careers in Conservation module shows the kinds of opportunities that exist. Five very different organisations, in very different African countries are used to illustrate the great range of jobs and many kinds of people that work in conservation and related employment - from teachers, nurses, mechanics, IT, finance, fundraising, craftswomen, management and business people to drivers, [...]

Carbon Green Africa engaging communities with conservation in Zimbabwe

Late in November Charles Khumalo organised a PACE Quiz competition for children from schools in the Mola area, Kariba, in northern Zimbabwe. Charles is a head game scout, a local man, and passionate about helping his communities to develop, while living peacefully alongside the wildlife around them. He was introduced to PACE in 2017 and quickly appreciated the potential of it's problem-solving approach. He has started running interschool quizzes to encourage children and their teachers to learn about and find solutions [...]

Children making a difference, in Tanzania.

We sent nearly 200 kg of  Conservation Education materials to partners across west, central, east and southern Africa in the past 6 months. A first step for the recipients is often to organise educator training, and it is a joy to see teachers appreciating PACE resources, planning ways to apply the content and engage young people with conservation.  There is a particular pleasure however, witnessing the children and young people themselves, absorbed in their own conservation projects, making use of the [...]

By |2020-02-10T15:55:19+00:00January 6th, 2020|Conservation, Conservation Education, Education, ESD, School, Tanzania|0 Comments

Wildlife Conservation Action in Zimbabwe join the PACE network

We are excited to start working with new partners Wildlife Conservation Action (WCA) in Zimbabwe.  Moreangels Mbizahand, Tapiwa Chimbadzwa and Tichaona Nyoni of WCA travelled across Zimbabwe from the Zambezi Valley Region to Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre last week.  An exceptionally dynamic Zimbabwean lady, Moreangels has a PhD in lion conservation from WildCRU at the University of Oxford, she is WCA Founder and Director. Tapiwa leads their recently established Environmental Education Programme.  They spent time learning about PACE from our [...]

By |2020-02-21T22:44:51+00:00November 29th, 2019|Community, Conservation, Conservation Education, Education, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

Careers in Conservation – role models

We'd like to congratulate Cathy Dreyer on her recent appointment as Conservation Manager at Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa's Eastern Cape. Cathy is an inspirational conservationist, in 2016 she won the prestigious TUSK Award for Conservation in Africa and she features in our new PACE Careers in Conservation Module. When Cathy was young she used to go walking near her home in Cape Town and on Table Mountain. She said that she always knew she wanted to do something [...]

Someone somewhere has found a solution!

PACE shares solutions to common environmental problems. Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Botswana is working with us to do just that. These grade 6 students from Morula Primary School from Selebi Phikwe in the north eastern part of Botswana visited the Mokolodi Nature Reserve Education Centre recently. The Educators took them on a field trip around the park, where they saw and learned first hand about soil erosion and the efforts that Mokolodi Nature Reserve is making to control it. Seeing how [...]

Thanks to DHL – delivering conservation education materials to teachers on the ground.

Huge thanks to DHL for their ongoing support getting PACE educational materials to hardworking teachers and conservation projects across Africa - nearly 90kg of PACE packs were delivered to partners in Cameroon, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe in the last week. Laure Diffomene, one of the recipients in Cameroon works with UNAFAS and the EEC, she is a geography teacher in the western highlands of Cameroon. Laure is based in Nkongsamba, at the foot of the volcanic Mount Manengouba. Rainforest on the [...]

Seseme Girls Secondary School in Kisoro, Uganda.

Members of the Wildlife Club at Seseme Girls Secondary School in Kisoro, Uganda (right) have had a series of four PACE workshops over recent months. They were organised and led by Denis Agaba, the local PACE Champion who works with the Wildlife Clubs of Uganda and the Gorilla Organisation. Denis has covered a range of topics and activities and wanted to share the girl’s feedback. Some extracts below ….. IRANKUNDA MARION explained that   “Seseme Girls S.S. Wildlife club is a group [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:10:53+01:00May 25th, 2018|Activities, Conservation, Farming, Uganda|0 Comments

Reduce, reuse, recycle – Mokolodi and Botswana leading the way.

Waste management is a key part of the Conservation and Sustainability Education delivered day in and day out by the education team at Mokolodi Nature Reserve. The Mokolodi Education Centre receives an average of 10,000 young learners every year. Highlighting the importance of managing plastic and other waste sustainably is one of their priorities - waste management is critical for the reserve, the communities of Botswana it serves as well as the global environment. Plastic, glass and tins left in the [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:08:56+01:00May 17th, 2018|Botswana, Conservation, Education, Initiatives|0 Comments

Goliath frog, Conraua goliath

PACE students at the Collège Evangelique de Nkongsamba - in the shadow of the Manengouba Mountains in Cameroon learned about  Wildlife and Living alongside Wildlife last week. Led by geography teacher Laure Diffomene students watched two PACE films about Living with Wildlife, they read sections of the PACE book, L’Afrique Notre Habitat and then discussed what they'd learned and how it linked to what they knew before.  They talked about some of the local wildlife that is considered particularly important in [...]

By |2019-06-21T17:05:50+01:00May 3rd, 2018|Activities, Conservation, Education, Endangered Species|0 Comments