PACE News

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

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 [...]

Living with Wildlife – a new PACE resource, on Painted dogs.

Painted dogs are very social, caring, family focused creatures that present no danger to people. Sadly, they are much misunderstood, and often, this is especially so in areas where they live.  As a result Painted dogs suffer unnecessarily at the hands of human beings. We are determined to help change this trend. The general lack of knowledge about Painted dogs was brought home last year, when during a PACE webinar on the species, participants questions and comments revealed how little [...]

Solving community waste management challenges – a new PACE film from Kenya

  Waste management is a problem commonly faced by communities across Africa. Poor waste management impacts on people's health and their well-being, it disrupts ecosystems, and is harmful to wildlife. People know this, but often don't know what they can do as individuals, to solve the problems. We are very proud to have worked with Lamu Marine Conservation Trust, a long-standing Tusk partner, and Africa Underwater. Together they created a new short film documenting a local waste management success story they [...]

PACE at Makuleke, South Africa

The PACE coordinator was in Makuleke, Limpopo Province, in South Africa this month. We were invited by the local Makuleke Park Manager, as part of our collaboration with the Southern Africa Wildlife College. The Makuleke people were one of the first communities to win back land that they were forced off of to create Kruger National Park. They now have full ownership, and co-manage their 22,000 ha of land within the KNP, alongside SAN Parks, the National Park authority.  The Makuleke [...]

“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.  [...]

Conservation education reducing poaching in Zimbabwe

Amos Gwema, winner of the 2020 Tusk Ranger award, is doing superb work using community-based conservation education to solve wildlife protection crises on the ground. Amos, in Zimbabwe, started his education campaign when he realised the extent to which poachers were taking advantage of rural communities to further unlawful hunting activities.  He uses PACE and other resources to educate communities, including about wildlife crime and problems that result from it, and what they can do to prevent it.  As rural communities [...]

New avenues for learning

We are Nathashia Khosa, Siphokazi Sibeko and Bongiwe Hlabane.  We are interns in the Southern Africa Wildlife College,  in the Community and Youth Development department. Our internship is for a year.  We live in a village called Welverdiend in Mpumalanga Province which is next to the Greater Kruger National Park where the college is located.  We are one of the communities that was displaced by the park when it was created. This week the PACE coordinator visited.  At the beginning of [...]

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, [...]

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