Biodiversity Conservation Training - Pacific Island States
Dr Shaun Russell
Aberystwyth University - ICPL
Host Country Institutions:
Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., New Zealand (Cook Islands), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu
To promote effective biodiversity conservation in the Pacific Island region through in-country training of key personnel in the techniques of sustainable resource use by local communities.
Establish Darwin Initiative Biodiversity Management Training Centre in Apia, Samoa.
Establish Distance Learning Centre at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.
Prepare set of training materials.
Train 120 short course participants for 2 weeks.
Publish journal article.
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