I'm Alan based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Most recently I was working as a Project Officer on a BirdLife International Marine Programme project that aims to address the decline of albatrosses as a result of accidental death in tuna longline fisheries.
Part of my role was supporting the process to develop a 10-year strategy for the project. But lacking any background in conservation strategy development meant it was a real "learning by doing" process. So I've come to this course with WildTeam to get to grips with exactly what goes into developing a well-thought-out conservation strategy. Specifically, I'm hoping to:
- understand what a strategy for conservation "looks like" on paper;
- understand how to engage stakeholders when developing a conservation strategy;
- how to define the problem your strategy is aiming to address in a way that is ambitious yet realistic
Currently I'm looking for a new role :)