Mainstreaming Biodiversity: A Crash Course

Explore the UAE’s biodiversity and natural heritage. Learn about how natural ecosystems contribute to our lives and how you can help protect them.

Explore the UAE’s biodiversity and natural heritage. Learn about how natural ecosystems contribute to our lives and how you can help protect them.

Course objectives

  • Introduction to biodiversity, the value of nature, ecosystems, habitats and species, and how the different elements including people, interact globally and locally.
  • Exploration of the different ecosystems that exist in the UAE, and the natural capital and ecosystem services they provide to society (economics, tourism, medicinal etc.)
  • Understanding of biodiversity threats, challenges and the impacts of human behavior, including resource consumption and man-made climate change.
  • Introduction to global and national environmental conservation policies, and the UAE’s role at the local, regional and world stage.
  • Showcase of the best practices for nature protection and management at the global and local scale

Course structure

  • Expert-led lectures
  • Interactive skill development activities
  • Group discussions

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the value of nature and the socio-economic benefits of natural ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Understand the links between a healthy ecosystem and other UAE priorities and policies
  • Become an ambassador for biodiversity, heritage and culture, and share best practices on protecting nature among local communities

Certification: Volunteers will receive a certificate of completion for every three-day module they complete. If you are unable to participate across all three days, send an email to [email protected].

Location
Online
Date & Time
Day 1: Monday, 26 September 2022 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Day 2: Tuesday, 27 September 2022 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Day 3: Wednesday, 28 September 2022 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Closed event
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