Community involvement in biodiversity protection

Publicado: 12 Mayo 2016
Última edición: 23 Febrero 2017
Capacity development activities include: • Training of locals in data collection: This includes the training of monitors in using monitoring tools including digital cameras, GPS, measuring tapes, filling of monitoring forms. • Awareness raising: Conducting workshops and seminars during which locals are provided the appropriate information/education about the need for conserving the country’s biodiversity and the benefit they will derive from conserving their resources. • Payment of stipend: The stipends paid to monitor help to enable them meet some of their daily needs at their various homes.

Classifications

Categorías
Educación, entrenamiento y otras actividades de desarrollo de capacidades
Escala de aplicación
Local
Fase de la solución
Totalidad

Factores favorables

• Identifying appropriate locals for the training: recruitment based on interest in the conservation effort. • Providing the appropriate training: includes the use of monitoring tools, completing monitoring forms and the provision of brochures. • Regular checking of the forms: helps in correcting mistakes and indicate the importance of the forms. • Awareness raising materials: motivates community. • Timely payment of stipends: encourages monitors and guarantees their effort is been awarded.

Lecciónes aprendidas

• It has been observed that dealing with locals that are willing to work on your project will help facilitate the achievement of the goals of the project. • Producing and distributing the appropriate awareness raising materials on a timely manner will help the awareness raising process. Materials RAP-SL has produced in the past include brochures, t-shirts, billboards, calendars.