Forest and wildlife Conservation Workshop

Program Date

7 Oct 11 Oct 2024

Program Location

Pokhara, Nepal

Program Venue

Hotel Dandelion

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 Aug 2024

Program Overview

Forest and wildlife conservation are essential for the stability and resilience of ecosystems. They help preserve biodiversity – the key pillar of ecological balance. Sustainable wildlife and forestry practices can support economic growth and positively influence human well-being. Moreover, healthy forests and wetlands can serve as natural buffers against natural disasters.

The forest and wildlife conservation workshop has been designed to provide key insights into sustainable forest and wildlife management. It helps delegates identify, protect, and restore critical habitats. In addition, the program focuses on the enhancement of essential skills needed to address specific threats to biodiversity and bolster conservation efforts.

Target Audience

This workshop shall prove beneficial for a wide range of wildlife and forestry professionals including but not limited to:

  • Wildlife biologists, foresters, and ecologists
  • Governmental personnel responsible for sustainable natural resources management
  • Members of NGOs advocating for forest and wildlife conservation
  • Professionals involved in eco-tourism
  • Governmental policymakers and legislators

Program Objectives

The forest and wildlife conservation workshop aims to build a skilled and knowledgeable workforce that is capable of addressing complex environmental challenges. It empowers delegates to become active stewards of our planet, furthering the health and sustainability of ecosystems.

Specific objectives of the workshop are to enable participants to:

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of sustainable wildlife management and forestry conservation practices that balance environmental goals and human needs.
  • Develop applied skills for fieldwork, data collection, monitoring, and management of wildlife populations and forest ecosystems.
  • Facilitate forest and wildlife conservation policymaking and inform regulatory efforts.
  • Empower and engage local communities in the promotion of sustainable natural resources management.
  • Foster cross-border collaborations to address global biodiversity conservation challenges.

Program Contents

First Day – Conservation, Biodiversity, and Ecosystems
  • Understanding biodiversity and human impact
  • The role of wildlife and forests in the ecosystems
  • The need for forest and wildlife conservation
  • Conservation ethics and principles
  • Biodiversity assessment
  • Ecosystem services
Second Day – Challenges with wildlife and forests
  • Habitat loss and fragmentation
  • Approaches to Habitat Preservation
  • How do urbanization and agriculture affect habitats?
  • The impact of climate change
  • Adaptation and mitigation strategies for forests and wildlife
  • Climate-resilient conservation plans
Third day – Forest & wildlife conservation strategies and community engagement
  • Protected areas, their design, and management
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Forest Certification
  • Responsible forest logging
  • Forest regeneration and restoration
  • Community-based conservation
  • Environmental awareness and outreach
Fourth day – Wildlife protection policy and law enforcement
  • Understanding national and international conservation laws and regulatory framework
  • Forest and Wildlife Conservation Policymaking
  • Challenges with compliances and law enforcement
  • Illegal wildlife trade and trafficking
  • Conservation projects, monitoring, and data collection
Fifth day – Full-day study tour and exposure

The last day of the program is entirely practice-focused. Workshop delegates shall attend a study tour and engage in panel discussions with subject professionals. The key highlight of the day shall include:

  • Observation of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts and best practices.
  • Studying and analyzing community-led conservation projects.
  • Tour around sustainably managed forest.
  • Panel discussion on forest and wildlife conservation challenges covering habitat loss, poaching, and climate change.
  • Understanding and observation of indigenous conservation approaches and practices.

Program Methodology

The program focuses on developing practical skills and knowledge of sustainable forest and wildlife conservation practices. The presentation, exercises, simulations, case studies, and discussion questions are explicitly tailored to professionals working with wildlife, habitats, and biodiversity preservation.

Proven adult-learning methodology and principles guide the entire process intending to maximize the effectiveness of the delivery and create a long-lasting impact. Practical exposure and panel discussions target the development of delegates’ environmental stewardship capabilities.

Host Country Profile

The country of Nepal possesses 118 different types of ecosystems. It is home to a variety of megafauna and nearly 12,000 species of flora. More than 23% of the country’s land is a declared protected area with twelve national parks, one wildlife reserve, one hunting reserve, and six conservation areas. Each national park possesses its own buffer zone that facilitates human-wildlife coexistence.

Nepal is on the front line with its commitment to the conservation and sustainable management of all natural resources and life forms. In addition to the protected areas, various schemes of forest management have been put in place. The country promotes active engagement of local communities in conservation efforts alongside the involvement of international actors and NGOs.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (Complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report