2015 Conservation Implementation

Dates: 2-12 December 2015
Location: Ethiopia

The Conservation Implementation course centered on the translation of data- and analysis-based scientific prioritizations into real, effective, and efficient biodiversity conservation action. Participants gained an understanding of the process involved in analyzing how conservation priorities are established, how they translate into protected natural areas, and how those areas are or are not effective in long-term biodiversity conservation. The instructors provided perspectives ranging from the human to the political to the geographic. The course itself involved both classroom teaching and in-person visits to example protected areas in central Ethiopia including the Senkelle Swayne’s Hartebeest Sanctuary, Abidjatta-Shalla National Park, and Bale Mountains National Park.

CI Course Instructors:

  • Dr. A. Townsend Peterson, KU Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas
  • Dr. Lee Hannah, Conservation International
  • Dr. Monica Papeş, Dept. of Integrative Biology, Oklahoma State University
  • Dr. Bilal Butt, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan
  • Mr. Kumara Wakjira
  • Ms. Fikirte Gebresenbet, Dept. of Integrative Biology, Oklahoma State University