Training – Archive

The Conservation Translocation Specialist Group now runs training courses to enable sound application of the IUCN Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations.  Held annually in various parts of the globe, the aim of the workshops is to support conservation biologists and managers in designing and managing the complexities surrounding conservation translocations in terms of multi-stakeholder interests, biological uncertainties, and risk. We thereby hope to ultimately increase knowledge to plan, courage to act, certainty to secure resources, skill to respond to challenges, and the achievement of successful conservation outcomes. Workshop presenters are leading experts in the field. The four-day courses are a mix of lectures, tools training sessions, and small group activities to enable application to imminent, real-world conservation challenges.

These following videos are excerpts of longer lectures from first Conservation Translocation Training workshop, delivered by the IUCN SSC Conservation Translocation Specialist Group at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in August, 2016.  These excerpts are offered here to give a basic introduction to Conservation Translocation planning. 

Introducing the 2013 Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations

Dr. Axel Moehrenschlager
Chair of the IUCN SSC Conservation Translocation Specialist Group
Director of Conservation and Science, Calgary Zoological Society

Planning a Translocation

Dr. John Ewen
Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London

Feasibility and Design

Prof. Doug Armstrong
Professor of Conservation Biology at Massey University, New Zealand

Multi-stakeholder Needs and Interests: Tools for Engagement and Collaborative Decision-making

Jamie Copsey
Director of Training for the IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group

Whether and How to Proceed With a Conservation Translocation

Dr. Sarah Converse
Associate Professor and Unit Leader, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Washington

Risk Assessment

Dr. Stefano Canessa
Post-doctoral Fellow at Ghent University