Conservation

Careers in Conservation

We're all relieved that lockdowns are beginning to ease, and people can start planning again. PACE is about sharing Conservation success stories, sharing solutions to common problems between communities across Africa.  Finding a way to earn our living is definitely a common problem.  For young people in Africa wondering about your future we invite you to consider conservation, the PACE Careers in Conservation module will help you get excited about the future! It shows the great range of employment and types [...]

PACE Vocab – keystone “KEYSTONE SPECIES”

  A key stone is the central supporting stone at the top of an arch, it holds all the others in place. If a keystone is removed the arch collapses. A keystone species has the same role. Keystone species maintain the balance in their ecosystem, keep it functioning and healthy. If a keystone species is removed or disappears then food webs, habitats, ecosystems and the plants and animals living there are all disrupted. Because they are so important, keystone species are [...]

Staying informed, protecting & caring for ourselves, each other and the environment 

      Over recent weeks much of the discussion amongst PACE educators, and there’s been a lot,  has focused on their concern to be informed about Corona virus and COVID-19. As community leaders and educators they are anxious to understand, to have correct facts, to know how to prepare, how to protect, how to respond when people are unwell and how best to advise those around them. They are aware that many people have limited access to information, and don’t [...]

‘PERMACULTURE’ providing for our families, protecting nature.

Our lockdown VOCAB for this week is 'PERMACULTURE' Now that schools and jobsites are closed and sources of income drying up, people across Africa are looking for ways to feed their families, some in desperation.  Those of you turning to your farms, vegetable gardens and orchards, any space and way to produce food, this post is especially for you. Permaculture is a way to grow more food for less – less cost, less space and less work. Permaculture works in the [...]

PACE Lockdown ‘VOCAB’

The 'Vocab' word for this week is " Z O O  N O S E S " The gentle animal in the picture is not a zoonose.  But today is the 50th international Earth day, a day to think about the wildlife, ecosystems and all living inhabitants of our planet - their combined health, security and long term well being. We are also in the middle of a global pandemic. The two make this word especially topical, and the picture very [...]

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 [...]