Local action for global impact - community-based biodiversity conservation films
Dr David Harper
University of Leicester - Biology
Host Country Institutions:
Nature Kenya, National Museums of Kenya - NMK, WCS - Tanzania, TANEDU - Tanzanian Education and Information Services Trust, RAE - Rehabilitation of Arid Environments, ACC - African Conservation Centre, University of Nairobi, Arid Lands Information Network
To make 300+ short (5-25 minute) films that link biodiversity conservation to sustainable livelihoods of local communities on issues which are also embedded in the national curricula, in digital laboratories in two pilot countries; to disseminate these films through a regional network of existing Education Centres in each country; to evaluate the effectiveness of these films at primary/secondary school, college/university & wider community and to share the best practices globally.
1) 2 digital film laboratories operational.
2) Film series produced to cover at least 16 biodiversity issues/areas in each country.
3) 6 trained film-making staff active.
4) 15+ Regional Education Centres established with capacity for film showing and outreach.
5) 16 curriculum support packages created.
6) 25-30 conservation education officers trained in use of digital technology.
6) Effectiveness of films for biodiversity conservation quantified
7) 36-48 young conservationists trained in conservation film-making & biodiversity
8) Manual of best practices produced
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