Free online course for budding conservationists launched

The United for Wildlife collaboration has today launched an online course that provides entry-level conservation education to people around the world. The Introducing Conservation course is completely free to access and consists of four modules:

  • Module 1: Understanding conservation
  • Module 2: People and conservation
  • Module 3: Conservation innovation
  • Module 4: Take action

The first two modules are available now, with modules three and four to be released later in the year. Over 900 people have already signed up to take the course since the beta release of the first module.

The course has been developed by United for Wildlife partners as part of the collaboration’s work to engage young people in conservation and inspire them to take action.

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has played an important part in the development of the course, providing input and presenters such as Dorothea Pio, Biodiversity Finance Specialist at FFI, who described the course as, “A brilliant and inclusive way of catching the interest of young people around the world who want to find out more about conservation – what it’s all about and why we do it – and giving them an opportunity to get involved.”

FFI has been supporting emerging conservation leaders for more than 30 years through initiatives such as the Conservation Leadership Programme, the University Capacity Building project in Cambodia.

Through its involvement with United for Wildlife (a collaboration between seven global conservation organisations and the Royal Foundation), FFI is extending this support to an even wider community of budding conservationists.