BECOME A WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROFESSIONAL
OUR RECOMMENDED LEARNING PATH
You can take whatever course you like whenever you want, but if you are going to take all five to become a wildlife conservation professional then the following sequence of courses works best. Don’t worry about sticking to this sequence exactly, if it does not work for you and your schedule. However, we would strongly recommend taking the planning course before the monitoring and evaluation course.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
This course equips you with the skills to effectively organise and manage any type of conservation work. projects, providing the framework for applying all other approaches, such as stakeholder engagement and project planning.
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Delve into the stakeholder engagement approach, vital for the success of any conservation project. This course teaches you how to effectively involve, build relationships with, and communicate with various stakeholders, a skill that enhances and informs all other aspects of conservation work, particularly project planning, monitoring and evaluation, and grant writing.
PROJECT PLANNING FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
This course focuses on the approach of strategic project planning. It builds on the understanding and insights gained from stakeholders, guiding you in devising effective, evidence-based conservation strategies that are developed and supported together with key actors. The skills acquired are essential for creating a plan that provides a structure for overlaying a monitoring and evaluation approach.
MONITORING AND EVALUATION FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Explore the approach of monitoring and evaluation, key to assessing the success of conservation projects. This course helps you understand how to effectively measure the direct and indirect impact of a conservation project. This provides the essential feedback loop needed to help refine strategies and show, in grant applications, how a project will deliver a measurable change.
GRANT WRITING FOR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
The grant writing approach is the focus of this course. It capitalises on the knowledge and data acquired through stakeholder engagement, project planning, and monitoring and evaluation. This course teaches you how to articulate your project's success and needs effectively, securing necessary funding for ongoing and future conservation efforts.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROFESSIONAL
At the end of each course there will be a multiple choice exam, that you have to pass to earn your certificate. Earning your certificate in this way is important to demonstrate to yourself and others (e.g. employers) that you have attained a high standard in this key skill set.
Each certificate you earn means that you will also be one step closer to becoming a certified Wildlife Conservation professional.