Toyota Enviro Outreach 2009

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Toyota Enviro Outreach 2009

  1. 1. 2009<br />Focus on <br />Zimbabwe & Malawi<br />
  2. 2. “Conservation managers need to understand challenges that are faced across the SADC region”<br />- Dr. David Mabunda (SANParks)<br />
  3. 3. 2008<br />26 students from 13 different conservation areas.<br />2009<br />35 students from 28 different conservation areas.<br />2008<br />2009<br />
  4. 4. 2009 overview<br />
  5. 5. Objectives<br />Building on the successes of 2008, we reached out to Middle Management Group of former SAWC students from Zimbabwe & Malawi.<br />Our Objective for 2009:<br /><ul><li> Education:  SAWC former students needs analysis, training course developments for future
  6. 6. Community development: WESSA environmental education for communities in conservation
  7. 7. Conservation management and law enforcement with game rangers in Africa.     
  8. 8. Collections of specimens and collaborations with Africa </li></li></ul><li>
  9. 9. Education<br />With Southern Africa Wildlife College <br />Main Objectives for SAWC to:<br /><ul><li> meet with former SAWC studentsand evaluate the impact the </li></ul> College training has made on their career and how it is aiding <br /> them and their organisation.  <br /><ul><li> identify training needs on the ground, as well as ways in which </li></ul> the College can improve its offering to southern African Wildlife <br /> organisations.<br />                <br />Upon completion of this Outreach, it is clear that the training received at SAWC is aiding the students in their careers, and their organization at large. <br />
  10. 10. Education<br />With Southern Africa Wildlife College <br />
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  12. 12. Community Development<br />With WESSA (Wildlife & Environmental Society of South Africa)<br />The aim was to conduct Environmental Education workshops with the local communities to create awareness of everyday environmental issues surrounding protected areas.<br /> <br />The environmental education game – Parks and Neighbours was played with community members. <br />On completion of the environmental education workshop, WESSA training tools were handed over to the former students to use as a tool for environmental training.<br />
  13. 13. Community Development<br />People Caring for the Earth<br />
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  15. 15. Collection of Specimens<br />With University of Johannesburg<br />
  16. 16. Collaboration<br />With University of Johannesburg<br />Resulting from the Toyota outreach trip, the target of producing a DNA barcode for all trees of Southern Africa has progressed very well.<br />Collected: 150 Voucher specimens and DNA samples<br />A new project initiated for Zimbabwe “DNA bar-coding the trees of the Gonarezhou National Park” - a formal one–week course:<br /><ul><li>in basic herbarium techniques,
  17. 17. plant identification
  18. 18. collection for DNA bar-coding purposes</li></ul>Researchers from Zimbabwe and Malawi invited to attend a course hosted at UJ in DNA bar-coding techniques in 2010.<br />
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  20. 20. Conservation Management<br />And Law Enforcement With Game Rangers In Africa<br />In total the whole outreach was an overwhelming success. 54 new members were signed up to the GRAA and developed the foundation for future  conservation initiatives.  <br />Areas. <br />Understanding the Conservation Situation in neighbouring countries and having good relations with counterparts is crucial for all parties concerned, particularly in context to the development of Trans Frontier Conservation. <br />
  21. 21. Conservation Management<br />And Law Enforcement With Game Rangers In Africa<br />
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  23. 23. Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa <br />Working closely with...<br />South African National Parks<br />University of<br />Johannesburg<br />African Centre for Holistic Management<br />World Wildlife Fund<br />
  24. 24. Endorsed by...<br />South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism <br />Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife<br />together with Mushandike Wildlife College<br />Malawi Parks & Wildlife<br />
  25. 25. this was made possible by the generous support of:<br />
  26. 26. “I believe this trip has allowed the employees to experience conservation issues from a different perspective, and these conservationists will now be more aware of challenges outside of a SANParks perspective”<br />- Dr. David Mabunda (SANParks)<br />

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