PACE News

Read about how PACE resources have been used in different countries.

A poem written by one of our students !

  Wildlife Action Group Malawi is a non-profit organization that works with local communities and the Malawian Government to protect wild areas and the wildlife that live there. They are directly responsible for two forest reserves, Thuma and Dedza Salima Escarpment in central Malawi. The reserves total over 520 km2 , and are key water catchments and rich in biodiversity.  The WAG education team visit primary and secondary schools around the reserves on a regular monthly basis: they are improving school [...]

A PACE visit to Lewa education centre in Kenya.

    Educators from Lamu on Kenya's coast discussing their visit with Ephantus Mugo, Conservation Education Coordinator at Lewa.   The Education department at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya continued as a PACE hub this year, and as such, hosted our partners from Kenya’s coast recently. Led by the LamCot programme manager, educators from nine primary and secondary schools traveled up country to get a taste of the innovative ways that schools around Lewa are using Conservation education to [...]

Learning outside the classroom – make a simple donation, with big impact.

  We were so pleased to get this donation of gardening equipment to the students at Lokusero primary school in Kenya. Huge thanks to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy's  education team for making the delivery. The learners have been trying to cultivate a garden but in recent dry years they’ve been up against elephants that learned how to access their rainwater collection tanks.  After suffering considerable destruction ( broken gutters, damaged tanks, trampled ground) the school recently received fencing to keep the [...]

School kids debating – for conservation or not for conservation?

Living with Wildlife, the advantages and disadvantages   The RISE department at Southern Africa Wildlife College has been organising school debating competitions.  These youngsters (above) attend schools in the Manyeleti Circuit, Mpumalanga Province in South Africa, close to Kruger National Park and the College. They are from communities that were displaced by the park.  The students from five primary and four high schools each set up teams, prepared their case and traveled to the College for their competition.  On day one, [...]

Conservation education, Makuleke, South Africa

Last month, along with the RISE unit at Southern Africa Wildlife College and VulPro, we organised a series of four webinars to raise Vulture awareness in and around Kruger National Park in South Africa. Vulture numbers in Kruger are low, and poisoning events like one last year that killed 120 birds are having catastrophic impact.  The Makuleke Park Manager, Aubrey Maluleke, works alongside SANParks running a community owned, community run area within Kruger National Park. He included his educators in the [...]

KIRUSSO, enabling youngsters in Tanzania.

It’s always a joy to receive news of excited young conservationists, learning and doing new things. Today’s inspiring news came from Paul KIMWAGA, who coordinates a commuity based organisation called KIRUSSO, in the Kigoma Region of western Tanzania. PACE has provided educational materials to KIRUSSO,  for their work with school teachers and Eco-clubs.   “Today I am happy to come back to you again to give you a brief report on the progress of the distribution, reading and use of the [...]

Chiswene Eco-buddies

  In December we sent PACE resources to Di Drummond, who supports the local school, Chiswene Primary, near her home in Zimbabwe’s low veld. It was only last month that Di’s team were able to access the school.  They had to wait until the water level in a large river dropped low enough to permit crossing. "Two of our interns, and game scouts took the walk across to the school, and held the first club meeting with Grade 5 & 6 [...]

Helping communities tackle Human : Elephant conflict in SW Chad

  Human - elephant conflict has become a big problem in south west Chad. As climate and habitats change, and human populations increase, the boundaries between space for elephants and space for people are breaking down. Elephant have fewer places where they can feel safe, and people are losing their means of subsistence, some are losing their lives.     When Environnement Sahel, a Chadian NGO, visited communities in the Province of Logone Occidental in November reports from different villages included: [...]

A new PACE resource – Vultures.

Vultures are awesome birds. They are majestic, amusing, vulnerable, and yet sadly, are much misunderstood. Most of us know very little about vultures, and though we don't realise, much of what we do know tends to be myth and speculation. That's why we teamed up with VulPro in South Africa to produce a new resource. It's designed for school and community use, is available in print and digital, in English and Portuguese. We are also running interactive on-line sessions for schools [...]

Do you have a waste management problem in your neighbourhood?

  If so, you may get some ideas on how to solve it from the Shela Environmental Residents Group (SERG) in Kenya. Over just a few years the village worked together to transform their beaches, streets and public spaces, from somewhere that people tolerated and suffered into a clean, bright, healthy and happy place that they are proud of and visitors admire. The Shela Environmental Residents Group worked with Lamu Marine Conservation Trust (LaMCoT) and Africa Underwater to create a new [...]

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