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Earthwatch International Partnership

Objectives

  • Develop mentoring and fellowships programmes with Earthwatch to support and train local non-government organisations in site monitoring and ecotourism activities.
  • Incorporate Earthwatch's experience and supply of scientific data into management plans.
  • Train local people to work with visitors through Earthwatch groups.
  • Use Earthwatch cooperate supporters to train local people in business skills, marketing and computers.

Outcomes

  • In 2004 Earthwatch volunteers are supporting conservation projects at six World Heritage sites on four continents.
  • A fellowship programme is based in Africa and Australia and a business skills transfer programme have been developed.