We prioritize Systematic Conservation Research, Planning and Monitoring because we believe it is a prerequisite to making informed decision at any level. Secondly, we emphasize Conservation Education and Outreach whether formal or informal because they are tools if employed effectively, will drive change and participatory involvement. Thirdly, we apply Policy Advocacy and Development as it forms the bedrock for any conservation action. Fourthly, we support the Creation/Upgrading of Protected Areas because they provide a safe haven for many biodiversity species to thrive.
PROJECT ACTIVITY CHART
Research & Monitoring
- Population Studies
- Distributional surveys for georeferenced data.
- Understanding the degree of isolation of each population and finding solutions for habitat connectivity and corridors
- Understanding direct threats especially the impact of trade and hunting.
- Evolutionary relationship studies using molecular genetics
- Mapping social landscape (Using GIS and Social Surveys)
- Designing a conservation landscape (Identifying Habitat Connectivity and Corridor Areas)
Engaging all stakeholders
- Consultations with government authorities.
- Consultations with local communities.
- Understanding existing human-wildlife conflicts.
- Policy advocacy.
- Negotiating alternatives and solutions.
- Organizing formal sensitization meetings with the national and grassroot governments including local/international civil society organizations
- Implement conservation with all stakeholders
Institutional Development and Capacity Building
- Training protection staff on monitoring techniques.
- Building local capacity of youths in neighbouring communities.
- Building capacity of students in local institutions.
Conservation Education and Advocacy
- Community Outreach
- Education programmes
- Policy Advocacy and Development
- Media and Public Awareness
Creating/Upgrading Protected Areas
- Community Conservation Areas
- Species Conservation Areas
- Co-managed Protected Areas
- Exploring other feasible PA models