Networking, building synergies and involving volunteers; and citizen science

Networking, building synergies and involving volunteers; and citizen science
Description

On-the-ground conservation entails involving local stakeholders and local communities in conservation actions and advocacy. Such a bottom-up approach presents its own challenges and solutions. This session will explore what these challenges are, how they differ within a local context, and what has worked in different areas.

The aim of this session is to share experiences in creating synergies with and engaging local communities in conservation advocacy and conservation actions. This session will explore how civil society groups such as NGOs create collaborations to promote conservation in a local context.

The approach will be to provide a space for sharing of experiences from groups that have engaged in such work for a long time e.g. Plantlife, IPAMed partners. Local stakeholders such as student groups, art groups will also be invited to share their experiences in such collaborations.

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