Connect Chagos: People and Wildlife ; Konekte Chagos: Dimoun ek Lanatir
ZSL have teamed up with the Chagos Conservation Trust (CCT) in a new initiative towards introducing environmental training to UK-based and overseas Chagossian communities.
ZSL et Chagos Conservation Trust (CCT) se sont associés pour lancer une nouvelle initiative développant une formation environnementale pour les communautés Chagossienne en Grande-Bretagne et outre-mer.
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A large part of ZSL’s mission is to facilitate capacity building both at home and abroad, and enhance people’s appreciation of their wildlife. In a bid to help connect UK Chagossian’s with their wildlife heritage we will be running a two stage programme towards increasing environmental awareness within UK Chagossian communities, we then hope to extend this beyond the UK to Chagossian communities in Mauritius and the Seychelles.
La mission de ZSL est en grande partie d’améliorer les compétences ici et è l’étranger, et d’engager le public davantage dans la prise conscience de leur environnement. Dans l’espoir de reconnecter les Chagossiens avec leur environnement, nous allons mener un programme en deux étapes, d’abord aves la communauté Chagossienne du Royaume Uni, et ensuite avec les communautés aux Seychelles et è l’Ile Maurice.
Chagos Environment Family Days
Held for both the Crawley and Manchester Chagossian communities, we are now in our second year of holding informative and entertaining environment days with a Chagos theme! Days have now been held in London at ZSL London Zoo, Crawley at Tulley’s Farm, Manchester at Manchester Museum and Blackpool at Blackpool Zoo. Click here to find out more about fun for all the family and see our gallery!
Chagos Environment Training Course 2013
Summer 2013 marked the start of the second cohort of trainees looking to become environmental Chagos Ambassadors – 12 new trainees are currently embarking on a new set of activities, spread between Manchester, Bangor and London with a suite of new partners offering knowledge and skills. With input from organisations such as Bangor university and Manchester museum, these trainees are being introduced to conservation on the ground and in the classroom. An introduction to the skills and knowledge necessary for conservation, globally and in Chagos, aims to kick-start interests in further training and careers.
Click here to read the blogs and find out more about what the summer is holding for them, and what it could hold for you!:
E-mail or call any of the team (details above) with your name and number if you are interested in next year's Chagos Environment Training Course, starting summer 2014!
Advanced Skills Training
Through the amazing network of organisations and individuals supporting the ZSL Chagos Outreach team, a number of funding and training opportunities have been made available to graduates of the training course.
Read more about the opportunities available, as well as the amazing experiences of Rudy Pothin (ZSL Chagos Outreach Assistant) and Yannick Mandarin (Chagos Ambassador 2012) as they embarked on scientific expeditions aboard the Pacific marlin in Chagos!
Watch this space for more blogs and galleries as our trainees get out into the conservation world to seek new skills!