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 ZOO/WILD's 2013 Activities . . .

The Sahyadri Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation Education Training Workshop, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. 25-27 February 2013

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A three-day trainers training on Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation Education was conducted by WILD/ZOO at Coimbatore inviting selected educators from five states (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra) of the Western Ghats. This CEPF sponsored project is the follow up of the Western Ghats Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment report published by ZOO/IUCN Biodiversity Unit in 2011.

The objective of this three-day training is to take the assessment results of the report to a wide range of stakeholders such as local people, students, community and also journalists living in peninsular India. The aim of the training is to empower educators to teach about freshwater biodiversity and its conservation that can be practiced with their local audience in the Western Ghats area and to demonstrate innovative teaching and learning techniques designed to change human behaviour for the better. As part of this project a teaching manual has been developed along with a variety of education materials that was used throughout the training.

About 17 educators took part in this training and utilizing the resource materials used during the training, they will be reaching out to a wider audience involving journalists. This training is a collaborative effort of Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Conservation Research Group, Kerala, Freshwater Fish SG – South Asia region, South Asian Invertebrate Specialist Group and ZOO’s Educator Network.

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