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ONLINE COURSE

MONITORING AND EVALUATION FOR WILDLIFE COSERVATION

If you are unable to afford the full course cost, please apply for a bursary.

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Dates: Course full - New dates TBC

Length: 5 Weeks

Learning hours:  3/3.5 per week

Last sign up date: 20th February, 2024

COURSE FULL

NEW DATES TBC

PLEASE NOTE: We highly recommend completing our Project Planning for Wildlife Conservation course (or an equivalent training) prior to taking our Monitoring and Evaluation for Wildlife Conservation course. This is because our monitoring and evaluation approach requires a basic understanding of Theory of Change diagrams and conceptual models.

WHY ARE MONITORING AND EVALUATION SKILLS IMPORTANT?

Monitoring and evaluation are essential for assessing if a conservation project is successful or not. Monitoring and evaluation are also important to carry out to report on conservation impact to stakeholders such as donors, communities, and project partners.

 

Lastly, monitoring and evaluation is needed to understand what works and what does not work in a particular context, to inform and improve the planning of future projects. Monitoring and evaluation, therefore, is a key skill required for many conservation job applications and positions.

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

You will learn how to plan and report on monitoring and evaluation activities for any type of conservation project.

 

Specifically, you will learn how to:

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  • Define project success in terms of results, objectives, and tolerance limits

  • Set indicators to track progress and assess project success

  • Plan monitoring activities to track changes in the situation

  • Plan evaluation activities to assess how impact was achieved and how much impact was due to the project

  • Report impact using diagrams and charts.

GOOD TO KNOW

TUTORIAL VIDEOS: Sent out a week before each group session

LIVE GROUP SESSIONS: Dates TBC.


MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you start the course but either don't think it is right for you or can't complete it for any reason then we will give you a full refund (minus £15 admin fee) up to 14 days from the start of the course​.

Or if you have any questions, please get in touch.


For more information, please check out our terms and conditions and FAQ.

HOW WILL YOU LEARN?

All our courses are designed using modern adult learning practices that build in reflection, relevancy and practice to all our training materials and exercises.

At the start of each training week of the course you will be sent an instructional video that you can watch at your own pace and whenever it suits you best. Sometimes the video will suggest a short activity to complete to help you practice and learn. You can then use these videos, which contain everything you need to know, to revise for the exam.

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WHAT WILL THE LIVE TRAINING SESSIONS BE LIKE?

At the end of each training week there will be a live, expert-lead, online group session. Each week there will be two live session times for you to choose from so that it is easier for you to fit them in to your schedule. This session will enable you to work together with your instructor and fellow trainees to really test out and build your confidence in the approach. These sessions are also a great opportunity to build connections with other conservationists from all over the world, working on a wide range of conservation topics. 

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One moment you could be chatting to a CEO of a rewilding enterprise from Ireland and the next moment taking to a student studying climate change in Bangladesh. Overall, these sessions will really make your learning experience a richer more enjoyable experience so try to come along if at all possible. However, these live group sessions are not compulsory so if you miss some or even all of them, we will still send you the recordings so that you can catch up on anything you missed.

HOW WILL YOU EARN YOUR CERTIFICATE?

At the end of this 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.

However, the exam is nothing to worry about. If you need more time or any kind of additional support for the exam then the instructor is there to help. Most people pass first time and there is a free retake it for anyone that doesn't.

Once you earn your certificate you will be added to our WildTeam global skills directory.​

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What is our suggested learning journey through our courses?

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROFESSIONAL

You will also be on your way to becoming a certified Wildlife Conservation professional.

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

ZOE MELVIN

Zoe has 8 years' experience working in wildlife conservation and research across three continents. She has worked for both academic research projects and NGOs and she is now finishing her PhD in Conservation Biology focusing on the extinction vulnerability of red colobus monkeys.

She loves interacting with participants from all over the world and she can't wait to hear your wild stories about your conservation experiences.

In her own time, Zoe enjoys being outdoors, either hiking or kayaking. She also has way too many creative hobbies, such as crocheting, drawing and needle felting, just to name a few!

If you are unable to afford the full course cost, please apply for a bursary.

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