Increase Local Capacity to Conserve St Helena’s threatened Native Biodiversity

Habitat Restoration Capacity Building Project

The Darwin Initiative funded “Increasing Local Capacity to Conserve St Helena’s Threatened Native Biodiversity” project set about establishing both cultural and natural capacity building objectives in October 2010 for a period of three years. Key successes of the project include the establishment of a level 2 Diploma in Work-based Conservation Skills, the first environmental conservation qualification on island; conservation based educational activities both inside and outside the classroom for all the island’s 700 school children; the establishment of the Millennium Forest Tree Nursery, almost doubling the island’s endemic plant production capability; and the foundation of habitat restoration at both Blue Point and High Peak with the planting of several thousand endemic plants.

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