PARTNERS principles for community-based conservation workshop


This workshop takes place prior to the EAZA Conservation Forum

ūüďÖ 4 June 2024¬† ¬† ¬† ūüďć Ostrava Zoo, Czech Republic


Conservation professionals frequently encounter common challenges and ethical dilemmas when involved in in-situ conservation activities. However, imagine a workshop designed to improve both the efficiency and ethics of your conservation efforts? If you are already working or about to start working on in-situ conservation projects, this workshop is for you! By understanding the PARTNERS principals, participants will have improved their skills towards a more open, ethical, and inclusive approach to community involvement. Join us!

EAZA Academy tutors

Members of the Ethical Conservation Alliance

Jennifer Snell Rullman - Snow Leopard Trust

Dr. Micaela Camino - Proyecto Quimilero

Course Aims

To share best practices in community engagement for conservation. The workshop will facilitate discussions on successes and challenges and - through discussion and debate - eventually arrive at the PARTNERS Principles, a set of guiding principles for community engagement. 

Learning Outcomes 

* engage more effectively and ethically with communities in conservation;

* reflect on the challenges faced by community conservation initiatives;

* collaboratively work out how to address the challenges and opportunities.


No prior knowledge or experience is essential. However, experience in implementing or supporting community conservation efforts and willingness to share those experiences would be valuable.


Building partnerships with communities for biodiversity conservation: lessons from Asian mountains, Charudutt Mishra, Juliette Claire Young, Matthias Fiechter, Brad Rutherford, Stephen Mark Redpath. Journal of Applied Ecology.

The PARTNERS Principles for Community-Based Conservation. Mishra, Charudutt. (2016). The PARTNERS Principles for Community-Based Conservation. 

Workshop Fees

EAZA members: ‚ā¨165

Non-EAZA members: ‚ā¨210





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