FREE TO ALL DELEGATES
Activities on the third day of the conference (20 March) will be in the form of a 'Conservation Tool Market'. Delegates will have free access to a range of short demonstration or longer training sessions that will provide and overview and experience of a particular 'tool'. These events will include:
- A searchable database for finding conservation training, education, and funding.
Session provider: WWF (Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program)
- Open sharing of information about the use of technology for conservation.
United for Wildlife, with support from Google.org and ARM, launched WILDLABS.NET to enable more open sharing of information about the use of technology for conservation. It brings together a community of conservationists, technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to share problems and successes, give and receive guidance, and access the resources needed to discover or collaboratively create technology to solve big conservation challenges.
Session provider: Wildlabs
- GIS for conservation (get started with QGIS). Learn the basics of QGIS (freeware) and how this can be used to underpin conservation action.
- Session provider: ERT Conservation
- Conservation Advocacy.
Session provider: Bombay Natural History Society
- Conservation Capacity
Capacity for Conservation is an online aid to self-led organisational development. It aims to support you to strengthen your organisation to achieve (and sustain) your conservation and organisational development goals.
Session provider: Laura Owens, Fauna & Flora International
- Improving conservation outcome through multi-stakeholder engagement. The workshop will help participants acquire basic skills for stakeholder engagement and thus improve the conservation planning process. This includes processes to (i) identify and map stakeholders, (ii) engage stakeholders in conservation planning, and (iii) improve communication with/between stakeholders.
Session provider: GIZ India
- The 'Deliberative Democratic Approach' in conservation. Vembanad Lake is the largest tropical wetland on the coast of India and a Ramsar site. The process of Deliberative Democratic Conservation (DDC) has been used to direct policies and prioritisation through an evolved consensus among stakeholders and a transfer of responsibility for harvest and management. In this training session, delegates will learn how to implement the DCC approach in a range of contexts.
Session provider: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
- Conservation of endangered Asian snakes. The development of practical and strategic projects for the conservation of endangered snake species.
- Session provider: Indian Herpetological Society.