Capacity building: a keystone for conservation

10 Jun 2014 18:00 - 19:45

The delivery of effective conservation action requires a wide range of, continually evolving, skills and knowledge, and there is an urgent need for a coordinated response from the conservation community to ensure that the required levels of training and professional development are provided. In response, in February 2013, a conference of international scope was convened in Colombia to discuss Capacity Building for Conservation. This meeting will communicate the key findings and strategic solutions developed during the Colombia conference, as well as present a selection of conservation capacity-building initiatives that demonstrate good practice and provide tangible examples of the concepts being discussed. These case studies will include ZSL’s EDGE Fellowship programme, which is a two-year training programme supporting early career conservationists working on Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered species. Additional examples will be drawn from external partners contributing to conservation capacity building at a range of levels.

Booking is not necessary for this event - seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Further details on talks and speakers will be available approximately one month prior to the event, so please check back on this page.

3 course dinner with the speakers

A dinner will follow this Science and Conservation Event and everyone is welcome. Dinner places cost £35 per person including two glasses of wine and reservations should be made before 5pm on Wednesday 4 June.

This event in the 'Wildlife Conservation' series will begin at 6.00pm (doors from 5.00pm) and talks are scheduled to finish at 7.45pm; admission is free and open to everyone (no advance booking or registration required). This event will be held in the ZSL Meeting Rooms and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

ZSL Science and Conservation Events: An essential part of ZSL's work is to communicate relevant, high-quality zoological and conservation science. The integrated ZSL Science and Conservation Events programme includes Symposia, and the new 'Wildlife Conservation' and 'Communicating Science' series. Topics cover a wide variety of zoological and conservation themes, and international experts present and discuss their research.

Further Information: please contact Megan Orpwood-Russell, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
Tel:+44 (0)20 7449 6227. Fax: +44 (0)20 7449 6411. E-mail:

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