Thank you for registering and for your interest in learning more about involving communities in conservation efforts. Below are parts 1-8 of Community Conservation Inc’s Video Lecture Series, presented by our founder Dr. Rob Horwich.

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Lecture 1

Dr. Horwich gives an overview of community-focused conservation and tells the story of how he co-founded the Community Baboon Sanctuary with local landowners.

Lecture 2

Dr. Horwich describes case studies, the various community projects with which he was involved and the key takeaways of each.

Lecture 3

Dr. Horwich goes through the ten actions that need to be taken for a project to be inclusive, sustainable over time, and successful in protecting biodiversity.

Lecture 4

Dr. Horwich shares a list of criteria to use when looking at a community-based conservation project, which considers the effect on species and ecosystems, role of the local community, and sustainability.

Lecture 5

Dr. Horwich compares and contrasts community-based conservation with other types of conservation projects, and explains why criticisms of very large conservation projects that have a community development component have had less success than smaller, grassroots projects.

Lecture 6

Dr. Horwich describes how conservation efforts that are successful in one village can become models for similar projects in neighboring communities, eventually creating significant benefits for wildlife across whole regions.

Lecture 7

Guest presenter Scott Bernstein explains how to use community training sessions to increase local people’s relevant skills and knowledge as they lead or co-lead conservation projects where they live.

Lecture 8

Dr. Horwich reviews all of the most important concepts covered in the previous seven lectures.

Thank you for watching! If you have any questions, please send us an email.

If you are interested in creating or improving community conservation skills within your project or organization, please contact us to discuss opportunities for online or in-person trainings.