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Conservation-based training materials
Coral reefs worldwide are in crisis. Global stressors related to climate change are a significant threat to coral reef ecosystems. Learn how to increase reef resilience to climate change.
Deforestation and forest degradation is a leading cause of carbon emissions! Learn how REDD+ projects can help reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
Along tropical coastlines, mangroves are vital for healthy ecosystems and human communities. Despite the significance of these habitats, in the last few decades they have been extensively degraded and cleared, often in the interest of economic growth. Learn more about these ecosystems and their value to all of us.
Biodiversity is the variety of life found in a particular habitat or region. Why is biodiversity important? How do we value biodiversity? Explore courses related to understanding and valuing biodiversity here.
What is GIS or Geographic Information Systems? Used by thousands of conservation practioners around the globe this technology can be an instrumental tool for understanding natural systems. Start your GIS journey here!
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has developed concise learning modules for each goal of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas. These modules are like short courses which take approximately an hour each, providing an overview of key terms, concepts, resources and approaches.
The Coral Triangle is a marine area located in the Pacific Ocean and is home to nearly 600 different species of reef-building corals, six marine turtle species, and more than 2000 species of reef fish. Learn about this hotspot of marine biodiversity!
Learn about the natural resource management processes in the Great Lakes conservation region supported by Blue Accounting.
"Working with the ConservationTraining team on the development of the IUCN Red List training course has been a tremendously satisfying experience for me. The release of French and Spanish versions of the course is a massive step forward, allowing IUCN to reach a wider community of potential red list assessors around the world. The feedback I have received about the course so far has all been very positive. Several colleagues who teach in various universities have also indicated that they would like to use the online course as part of their students’ coursework."
– Caroline Pollock (Programme Officer - IUCN Red List Unit)LEARN MORE
“Many more people signed up for the course than we expected, and the course has had a longer useful lifetime than we thought it would. The course has reached a much more diverse audience than we ever could have reached otherwise, providing more people with exposure to TNC's expertise on the topic. Additionally, the course has positioned us as a trusted provider of high-quality information on REDD+ for many people. For the learners, the course has provided them with a basic-level of knowledge on an extremely pertinent topic right now that they otherwise would not have had access to.”
– Rane Cortez (TNC, REDD Advisor)LEARN MORE
"The Reef Resilience Network is a partnership effort led by The Nature Conservancy that builds the capacity of reef managers and practitioners around the world. We have worked with ConservationTraining.org team since 2010 to develop a series of online courses which provides easy access to the latest science and strategies. This team has helped develop cutting edge online technologies to help share new science and strategies with coral reef managers globally!"
– Petra MacGowan, (TNC, Reef Resilience Project Manager)LEARN MORE