USFWS MENTOR program approach

The 2008-2009 USFWS MENTOR Fellowship Program used a unique team approach to increase the capacity of eight MENTOR Fellows and four Mentors from Kenya, Southern Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda to work collaboratively to address regional, national and local illegal bushmeat exploitation in eastern Africa. This team-training technique was integrated into the program through team-based academic studies at the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzania, and collaborative fieldwork guided by experienced conservation Mentors.

The multidisciplinary team of Fellows included a lawyer, environmental communicator, urban planner, educator, public administrator, wildlife health expert, and wildlife managers from eastern Africa.

      Learn more about each Fellow by visiting their individual pages here 

The four Mentors included experienced university faculty and senior non-governmental organizations (NGOs) staff from eastern Africa.

The identified Mentors, together with leading conservation experts from the Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF), USFWS, College of African Wildlife Management, and NGOs designed this post-graduate course for the 2008-2009 MENTOR Fellowship Program.

     The curriculum had two principle learning objectives:

            1) To Analyze the Bushmeat Challenges in Eastern Africa

            2) To Demonstrate Bushmeat Solutions

     Learn more about 2008-2009 MENTOR Fellowship program curriculum here

Through the MENTOR Fellowship program, the Fellows earned an advanced degree providing valuable credentials to compliment their hands-on experience in conducting short term research, adaptive management planning skills, and implementing identified strategies.

Adaptive management training and planning was a critical component of the 2008-2009 Mentor Program. This approach allowed the Fellows to learn why and how to design, manage, and measure impacts of conservation actions that address factors that drive direct threats to biodiversity targets. 

     Learn more about how the 2008/2009 Mentor Fellows used Adaptive Management Planning

     Learn more about the role and approach of adaptive management planning for conservation projects.

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