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“Thank you for making my work easier and impactful”

The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre provide visits, workshops and outreach for schools and communities in the Entebbe area, and from further afield.  We are thrilled that access to PACE resources has enabled them to increase their impact. Richard Otiti, Conservation Educator at UWEC, has been organising seminars to help communities live peacefully alongside their wildlife neighbours. "Lugasa School for example neighbours Mabira Forest Reserve. The communities where the school is located are currently struggling with Vervet monkeys.  The monkeys destroy crops.  [...]

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, [...]

Painted dog conservation

Jo Taylor, from the Karingani Game Reserve in Mozambique talked to our young conservationists about Painted Dogs yesterday - as guest speaker in the second of this season's PACE webinar series.  Jo is a field ecology technician on Karingani Game Reserve in Mozambique.  She manages wildlife monitoring across 150,000 ha of  Karingani, a privately managed reserve, that is part of a vast conservation landscape that includes Kruger national park in eastern South Africa, and contiguous national parks and conservation areas in [...]

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, [...]

Bee keeping action sheet

Human beings have been collecting honey and other products from wild bees for thousands of years.  But it can be difficult to find wild bee nests and can be risky to remove the honey.  Beekeeping on the other hand, is a fantastic way to conveniently access your own supply of honey, at little cost.  As well as providing honey and wax for home consumption, honeybee products can be sold to provide a good income, either locally or on a bigger scale. [...]

Young Conservationists inspiring each other after a hard year of home schooling.

    The PACE & Ninety One Next Generation of conservation heroes education and exchange holiday programme has been a huge success.  It involved more than 90 people, over five weeks. There were group talks with professional conservationists, interactive virtual visits to an eco-school and Education Centre at Lewa Conservancy in Kenya, and fifty 1:1 video chats between children in different countries.  We wanted to connect young conservationists, help them share ideas, and provide a platform, especially for children in Africa, [...]

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 [...]

‘BIOCHAR’ – carbon negative cooking.

Carbon neutral cooking is good, but Carbon negative cooking is even better. Biochar can achieve just that, along with multiple other benefits to the environment and human well-being.  We learned about biochar from a family in north western Kenya where biochar has been central to life on their farm for nearly 20 years. It enabled them to reverse uncontrolled loss of tree cover and environmental degradation caused by high consumption of fuel wood.  It has ensured that they have clean, safe [...]

A fun, creative, no-cost, environmentally friendly activity for kids with time on their hands – Paper mache

Paper mache has always been a favourite PACE project - popular with education authorities, schools, teachers, students, and just about everyone else as well.  Paper mache costs nothing, makes use of everyday materials that would otherwise be waste, is creative (the list of things you can make is almost endless), helps keep our environment clean, reduces our environmental footprint, and can even raise a little income if we make attractive items people will buy! Some of the items you could make [...]

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, [...]

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