Presentation on theme: "Awely Wildlife and People Linking Education, Conservation and Development EZE Conference Cologne Zoo February 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Awely Wildlife and People Linking Education, Conservation and Development EZE Conference Cologne Zoo February 2009
Poverty Hunger No Education Survive Poor education Over-consumption High mortality rate Poor medical care Reasonnable medical care Poor technology Easy access to information Long life High technology Many types of assistance Diseases and illnesses Food insecurity Easy access to education Natural disasters Inadequate acces to water
the important role of zoos
conservation Education Research
The new challenge for conservation
POVERTY Today, around the world, some 26,500 children will dieThat is equivalent to: 1 child dying every 3 seconds 18 children dying every minute A 2004 Asian Tsunami occurring every week Almost 10 million children dying every year
POVERTY Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.
POVERTY Every 30 seconds an African child dies of malariamore than one million child deaths a year.
POVERTY Water problems affect half of humanity
POVERTY More than 800 million people go to bed hungry every day million are children.
Education The educational aims of zoos and aquariums should include the following: to excite, enthuse and interest people about the natural world; to encourage understanding of conservation issues and visitors individual roles in them; to develop public support and action to address conservation concerns at a variety of levels; to provide a range of experiences, materials and resources for the diversity of visitors, to enable them to make informed choices in their daily lives which benefit the environment and wildlife; to develop a sense of place as humans in the natural world and an understanding of the relevance of conservation to everyday life.
Conservation Education Education is a critical part of building support and understanding of field conservation projects among local communities in range countries. Indeed, in situ projects are doomed to failure in the long term if the local people are not involved and if the underlying causes of habitat loss and the threats to species are not addressed.
So are our goals reached?
Source of protein Hunting Nuisance Conservation refugees Destruction Fascination Pest Income Travel Traditional medecine Dreams Amazing Exotism Cute Injuries Death Competition Strong Danger Source of income Beautiful Magestic Funny
Over- consumption Good medical care Easy access to information Long life High technology Many types of assistance Easy access to education
Over-consumption Good medical care Access to training Good education Many types of assistance Easy access to information Access to meetings and networks Poor education Poor technology Poor medical care Rare access to meetings Poor or no access to the internet No training High motivation Regular and proper salaries Low salaries High motivation
conservation and development
conservation and development Make the difference between nice to do and good projects Involve local communities in the conservation process Regularly evaluate our work Work in collaboration and share our results, good or bad
education worldwide Provide assistance to educators in sudstandard zoos Provide assistance to educators in the wild Regularly evaluate our work Work in collaboration and share our results, good or bad