German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Training material on transboundary conservation

Training Module on Initiating Transboundary Conservation available online

[Translate to en:] Logo Transboundary Conservation Areas

A newly developed set of training material on transboundary conservation is available online for free use.The generic, globally applicable training module focuses on initial phases of transboundary conservation and steps towards its institutionalization. It aims at enabling communities and stakeholders to be able to assess the feasibility of establishing a Transboundary Conservation Area (TBCA) and to develop strategies to address the most important factors for success in the process of establishing a TBCA.This module is designed to be used for face-to-face instruction led by a trainer. The material is suitable to be taught by diverse actors in nature conservation. It includes all training material with detailed training notes so that it can be adapted to target groups in terms of skill level, geographical context, level of expertise, language and training needs. The module includes a Trainer's Manual, presentations and case studies on different regions that illustrate different aspects of transboundary conservation. The material has been developed by the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the IUCN WCPA Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group, and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, in order to address an existing gap in tools and training material on initiating and institutionalizing transboundary conservation. It was initiated by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Last Change: 04/06/2019