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Nurturing the next generation of Latin American conservationists

Posted on: 11.11.09 (Last edited) 19 July 2011

Fauna & Flora International helps to gather regional experts to create innovative training program.

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art conservation training program within Latin America.

A workshop, organised by the two organisations, is being held this week in Montelimar, Nicaragua to bring together more than fifty top conservationists from over thirty countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. They plan to discuss the best way to train the next generation of conservationists in the region.

An estimated 40% of the world’s biological diversity can be found in Latin America and the Caribbean, making it one of the most environmentally significant regions on the planet.

But compared to the richness and complexity of its natural resources, the number of natural resource professionals in the area is disproportionately small. This is due, at least in part, to a lack of available conservation training opportunities.

“Fauna & Flora International is proud of its close partnership with the Service in support of effective international conservation.

“With the high-caliber team assembling in Nicaragua, we look forward to putting in motion with the Service an innovative approach to developing the next generation of conservation leadership – based solidly on the experience and expertise of the region’s top conservation practitioners,” commented Katie Frohardt, FFI Executive Director.

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