It is common knowledge that human behaviour toward the natural world has triggered what scientists and commentators now refer to as the Sixth Mass Extinction event in the history of Earth. The current approaches are failing, so we need to find a solution to both conserve wildlife and protect the Natural environment, which will ultimately protect us from harm. These solutions will be crucial in the way we conduct our daily lives, the way we can influence governments and big business and ultimately change the way we treat the natural world. For anyone working or interested in environmental, biodiversity or wildlife conservation issues, this course will provide valuable tools in how to save the planet from human destruction.
Business leaders and entrepreneurs
Anyone working or interested in the field of environment, biodiversity and wildlife conservation
Journalists and investigative journalists
For all students interested in environmental, biodiversity and conservation issues the outcome is to shift the thinking away from human-centred and bio-centred approaches to inclusive approaches.
To change individual behaviour and outlooks as they relate to the natural environment and wildlife
To influence decisions at a government and intergovernmental level.
Session 1. ‘Beyond animal rights’ - A new approach to environmental ethics and wildlife conservation
Let’s get to know each other. The state of the planet: the Anthropocene and the Sixth Mass Extinction.
Session 2. Presentation and Discussions
Introduction to the dominant global approach to the environment and wildlife conservation: Sustainable development and sustainable utilisation of Nature. Commercialisation and anthropocentrism as a means to conserve Nature and the fundamental problem with this approach.
Session 3 - Presentation, Discussions, and Assignments
The obvious alternative - the rights of animals and Nature and the fundamental problem with this approach.
Session 4 - Presentation,Group discussion and Solution Sharing
Eco-phenomenology and the traditional African worldview as a possible solution. Are there others? Looking to the future: Conservation and the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs).
1) You'll only be asked to pay when course launches
2) We and our mentors will be in touch to learn more about your needs
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