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Conservation Enforcement Forum: Best Case Practices from Around the World
September 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
We invite you to the first day of the Conservation Enforcement Forum featuring case practices from experts in the local & international conservation community.
We aim to dive into the importance of enforcement in land-based conservation & explore insights, practical strategies, and tested solutions that participants can build on and replicate. By doing so, we hope to empower rangers & conservation frontliners in addressing risks they face in the field and support government as they push for these.
We are thrilled to have the following world-class practitioners as speakers:
🍂 James Slade is the Crime Prevention Officer of Global Wildlife Conservation with a heart for empowering rangers in the field. He spent majority of the last decade working in Southern Africa, including anti-poaching efforts for Rhinos in Zimbabwe. James talk about the benefits of crime prevention and criminology in protected area management.
🍂 Mike Griffiths designed, and eventually managed, what was at the time one of the largest conservation projects in the world. With the support of the EU & Indonesian Government, a new conservation area composed of nearly 3 million hectares was established by law & moved closer to financially sustainable management.
🍂 Indira Lacerna-Widmann is the Program Director of Katala Foundation known to advocate for the critically endangered Philippine Cockatoo. A winner of the Whitley Award in 2017, she is applauded for training prisoners and the army in wildlife law enforcement, and engaging landowners and government.
🍂 Eric Schmidt, the Executive Director of Wildlife Protection Solutions, is at the unique intersection of technology& conservation. The group protects species & ecosystems through the practical application of technology to field settings. Before this role, Eric took a Masters in Conservation Biology & led large-scale software deployments for companies such as Hershey’s, Intel, & Boeing.
Resource persons will speak for 15 minutes each, followed by a reactor panel from the local sector, and an open forum.
This online event was put together for ground practitioners – rangers, field officers, conservation/protected area managers & enforcement responders, as well as curious individuals, advocates, and members of the academe and media.
Sign up for free via Zoom as we have limited slots: bit.ly/conservationenforcementreg
We will see you there!