Effective Dialogue Leading to Human-Wildlife Coexistence

04 Nov 2021 |

Community conservation relies heavily on effective communication and creating safe and productive space for learning and engagement to take place. Enabling this dialogue between conservation and people living at the interface with wildlife is crucial for the long term success of conservation initiatives.

At the end of September 2021, Wildlife ACT’s Community Conservation Manager, Zama Ncube and Human-Wildlife Coexistence Manager, PJ Roberts, had the privilege of being invited to a Training the Trainers workshop hosted by partners, People Nature Connect.

Bronwyn James of People Nature Connect facilitating one of the learning activities during the 4-day training workshops. © —2021 —Wildlife ACT. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.

The focus of this 4-day training workshop was to improve participants’ understanding of adult education and empower them with tools to facilitate effective engagement with communities surrounding protected areas.

“It was a great opportunity to be a part of this training with our partners Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and People Nature Connect.” Zama Ncube highlighted.

“I’ve learned a great deal on how to engage with people of different ages and backgrounds, and I have begun to understand how the past truly impacts on how people experience the present. I am very grateful for this opportunity and am looking forward to putting what we have learned into practice”

Zama engaged with colleagues whilst on the training. © —2021 —Wildlife ACT. All rights reserved. Licensed to the European Union under conditions.

This training forms part of a larger project that is supported by IUCN Save Our Species and is co-funded by European Union. These skills are crucial for the effective implementation of Wildlife ACT’s Community Conservation and Human-Wildlife Coexistence Programmes.


This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union through IUCN Save Our Species. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Wildlife ACT, People Nature Connect & Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and do not necessarily reflect the views of IUCN or the European Union.

With the support of IUCN Save Our Species, co-funded by the European Union