Hotspots Training Workshop in Tanzania

Training workshop: linking research and conservation in biodiversity hotspots

Amani Nature Reserve, East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

13 – 23 September

Hotspots is an EU funded consortium that is working towards increasing the knowledge and understanding of biodiversity hotspots. This training workshop will bring together research students from the Hotspots programme, alongside African researchers working in biodiversity hotspots.

The 10 day course aims to place research outputs carried out in hotspots into a wider conservation context.

The workshop will examine how natural resources that exist in hotspots can be effectively managed and what further information or resources are needed in order to do so.

Themes of the workshop will include:

  • The relationship between biodiversity hotspots and conservation at the international, national and local level. Includes field trip to visit local communities and discussions with nature reserve managers
  • Linking research and management. Includes a field trip and a practical exercise on creating a management plan for part of a biodiversity hotspot in an area of growing human pressure
  • Writing proposals and career planning: Includes a practical on proposal writing for conservation projects
  • Discussion on the way forward for the conservation and management of hotspots.

    The workshop targets nationals from any of the East African countries. Applicants must;

  • have an MSc in environment, forestry, ecology OR at least four years experience in natural resource management or research related to biodiversity hotspots,
  • be prepared to undertake practical exercises both in the field and seminar room,
  • be involved in management or research as part of their work.

    Funding:
    Participants are expected to pay for their own travel to Dar es Salaam, However, tuition fees, teaching/writing materials, meals and accommodation will be covered.

    How to Apply:
    Your application should be sent, preferably by email or fax, to:
    Hotspots Workshop
    Fax: +254(0)20-3741049
    Email: courses-africa[at]tropical-biology.org

    Deadline: 27th August.

    For further details, see: Hotspots Training Workshop in Tanzania - Tropical Biology Website

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