Courses

  • 10 Modules

    20 Years of Transfrontier Conservation in SADC: Contributing to Resilience Across Borders

    This webinar series organized by the SADC Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) Network will help participants understand how transfrontier conservation can help build resilient and adaptable socio-ecological systems, especially in the post-COVID world.
  • 0 Modules

    Appropriate Technology for Protected Areas

    Technology is a fundamental part of our everyday lives, whether it is making a telephone call, traveling to a meeting, or typing a report. The same holds true for protected area design, management and assessment — there is a wide range of technologies that can help improve nearly every aspect of protected area management. Over the past decade, technologies for protected areas has become increasingly sophisticated, including the use of computers, software, remotely-sensed data, global positioning systems (GPS), digital cameras, drones and other types of equipment and data. This webinar explores how technologies play a key role in protected area management, although in many places, these technologies are not widely available, are too expensive, or are too difficult to use.
  • 0 Modules

    AZE Sites as a Subset of Key Biodiversity Areas: A Tool for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets

    This webinar highlights the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) as a global initiative of biodiversity conservation organizations from around the world to prevent species extinctions by identifying and safeguarding key sites. Each site is the last remaining refuge of one or more Endangered or Critically Endangered Species. This session explains how AZE sites, as a subset of Key Biodiversity Areas, can be integrated into NBSAPs to achieve Aichi Targets and CBD reporting requirements.  
  • 0 Modules

    Connectivity 101: Ecological connectivity for people and planet

    In this self-paced course you will learn the basics of ecological connectivity and many tools, strategies, and approaches for conserving and restoring habitats and ecosystem processes around the world.
  • 0 Modules

    How Conservation Planning Can Inform Key Decisions for Advancing and Implementing NBSAP

    Conservation planning involves important decisions: What do we want to conserve? Where should we do it? How should we do it? What resources will it take? How will we know we have done it? This webinar explains how conservation planning can inform key decisions during NBSAP implementation. It explores a conservation planning road map that integrates strategic and spatial planning. The session also focuses on tools and methods that answer important questions related to NBSAP implementation.
  • 1 Module

    Introduction: State of the World’s Protected Areas

    This webinar provides an overview of the status of the world’s protected areas, as well as the overall status and trends in biodiversity globally. The session provides insight into the status and trends of biodiversity and protected areas within countries, as well as the importance of protected areas in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and the Sustainable Development Goals.  
  • 5 Modules

    Peace Park Development and Management

    Are you interested in exploring the intersection between biodiversity conservation and community peacebuilding? Would you like to know how to establish a Peace Park using innovative methods based on the most contemporary research and projects actually taking place on the ground? Do you want to become more skilled at tackling the challenges of Peace Park management? This course will offer a comprehensive guide on Peace Park establishment, and will teach participants to make a strong case for Peace Park development; effectively plan, establish and manage Peace Parks; and address the challenges associated with the creation and management of these transboundary protected areas.
  • 1 Module

    Protected Area Finance

    Protected area finance is a major issue for most protected area policy makers around the world. Government budgets are rarely sufficient to cover the basic operating costs of protected areas, yet protected areas typically provide a wide array of societal benefits and services – providing a return of as much as 50:1 by some estimates. This webinar explores the broader context of biodiversity finance by focusing on a new methodology that UNDP has developed, and which 30 countries are using around the world.
  • 0 Modules

    Protected Area Monitoring

    This session highlights how the monitoring of protected areas helps managers detect and adapt to change. This webinar explores the fundamentals of monitoring, with the lens of how to account for new and emerging issues at the system level.
  • 1 Module

    Protected Area Sectoral and Landscape/Seascape Integration

    The webinar discusses the integration of protected areas into landscape management. Protected areas are often viewed as islands of biodiversity — they are managed as isolated units, separate from the surrounding landscape and seascape. In addition, other sectors, such as agriculture, forestry and energy, rarely take into account the goals of protected areas. As a result, isolated, fragmented and threatened protected areas will be less able to provide the ecosystem services upon which humans depend. If protected areas are to fulfill their biodiversity objectives, and to help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, they must be fully integrated into the landscape, seascape and key sectors.
  • 9 Modules

    Protected Areas and Sustainable Development

    This module aims to provide you with an introduction to the different types of protected areas and ecosystem services, and discusses ways of maximizing the value of these ecosystem services at national level and site level. The module also provides an overview of specific issues related to protected area management: food and water security, disaster risk reduction, health, climate change, jobs, livelihoods and poverty reduction.

  • 1 Module

    Transboundary Protected Areas

    Large, intact ecosystems are widely recognized as the most important building blocks needed to develop regional networks of interconnected protected areas. These networks are considered to be critical to maintaining large-scale ecological processes such as migration, securing vital ecosystem services such as drinking water, and enabling human and natural communities to adapt to impacts from climate change. Yet because they cross international boundaries, these areas are often subject to different and incompatible management and land-use practices. This webinar explores the challenges and opportunities of transboundary protected areas.
  • 0 Modules

    Using the UN Biodiversity Lab to Support Biodiversity Conservation

    Would you like to learn how to use the UN Biodiversity Lab Status Maps to support biodiversity monitoring and reporting? In this webinar, Haiti, Iraq, Venezuela and Viet Nam showed how they are using the UN Biodiversity Lab to view and analyze conservation data. These countries also explained how they are using the UN Biodiversity Lab Status Maps to track their progress to achieve national and global biodiversity targets.