Education and Aswareness
I would like to see more concrete targets for building awareness, formal education and human resource needs that are required to underpin biodiversity conservation efforts on islands, with increased emphasis on education and awareness on sustainable use, rather than focusing mainly on "nature conservation". This is because most of the most useful and most threatened biodiversity on islands in found within the expanding matrix of human managed/mismanaged ecosystem on small heavily settled islands or in the hinterlands of our towns and village. This biodiversity, including agrobiodiversity in its broadest sense and not just agricultural genetic diversity, is under greatest threat.
(edited on 2011-12-02 15:29 UTC by Mr. Oliver Hillel)
posted on 2011-12-01 23:04 UTC by Dr Randolph Thaman, University of the South Paicifc
RE: Education and Awareness
Communication, Education and Public Awareness is very important as something that Indigenous Peoples would like to get out of the PoWIB. I agree that more concrete targets for building awareness, education and human resource needs are required. There are different ways to reach out to the community like using radio programs, web, video, television, etc...
posted on 2011-12-09 08:55 UTC by Malia Nobrega-Olivera, Waikiki Hawaiian Civic Club/ International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity
RE: Education and Aswareness
The importance of integrating communication and dialogue
Communication, education and public awareness at both the formal and informal levels are critical to consider in the review process for the POWIB that aims to bridge the gap between the science and technical aspects of POWIB with the policy making aspects, where 'implementation on the ground' is concerned;
(edited on 2011-12-09 14:46 UTC by Mr. Oliver Hillel)
posted on 2011-12-09 12:43 UTC by Ms Nenenteiti Teariki-Ruatu, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development