Planning for the recovery of threatened species is a complex process. Often multiple stakeholders and interests need to be considered. Navigating through this socio-cultural ‘minefield’ takes a suite of skills which are rarely covered within existing degree or post-graduate biology programs.
Facilitation skills provide us with the confidence and competence we require to work through such situations. Wherever problems are complex or decisions require collaboration, facilitation skills will improve the outcome.
The IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) has developed multi-stakeholder species conservation planning processes that have been ‘pivot points’ in recovery efforts for threatened wildlife globally.
This online course has been developed to help share some of this experience with a next generation of species conservation planners so more of the 27,000+ species currently threatened with extinction will have a brighter future.
For course application form, follow this link.
Application deadline: Friday 5th July, 2019.