Ecosystem degradation has taken a toll on our planet, affecting biodiversity, human health, and economic well-being. With over 75% of the Earth's terrestrial areas substantially degraded, the urgency to act has never been greater. Thankfully, there is hope on the horizon.
The United Nations has declared 2020-2030 as the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, presenting an unprecedented opportunity to revive the natural world that sustains us all. Preferred by Nature is honoured to be one of the Actors driving this global initiative, and we invite you to join us in shaping a brighter future.
This comprehensive course will equip you with the knowledge and essential tools required to support the global effort to restore ecosystems and mitigate climate change. Through a harmonious blend of invigorating classroom sessions and field exercises in the Maliau Basin Conservation Area and the renowned INIKEA forest rehabilitation project by IKEA, you'll discover the critical stakes at hand and unravel the profound connection between healthy ecosystems and limiting global warming.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to engage in fun activities such as birdwatching and exploring the night scene in the Maliau Basin Conservation Area.
Prepare to explore Preferred by Nature's Ecosystem Restoration Standard and dive deeper into international case studies from diverse ecosystems. You'll also navigate the crucial aspects of carbon projects, discovering their role as nature-based solutions in combating climate change and their connection to ecosystem restoration. With every step of the journey, you'll unlock invaluable insights into the realm of ecosystem restoration and unearth the power to make a tangible difference in the world's ecosystems.
The training will be held for five days between 29 January to 2 February 2024 in Maliau Basin Conservation Area - Sabah, Malaysia. Please note that the course is conducted in English. Participants must have sufficient language skills to fully engage in presentations, group exercises, discussions, and examinations.
The upcoming training event program can be found here. We encourage you to also read about a former participant´ s insight to get a sense of the topics covered and get in touch with us in case of questions.
Extend your stay for an awe-inspiring 4-day, 3-night excursion: 'The Wonders of Maliau Basin'. This unforgettable journey will allow you to delve deeper into the enchanting ecosystem, immersing yourself in its hidden treasures. Details and pricing for the excursion will be added here shortly. If you are interested in this, make a mark of this under the comments on the registration form.
Seize the moment and embark on a transformative journey that will shape your understanding of ecosystem restoration and its pivotal role in our world today.
Course fee and discount options
The cost of participating in this exclusive training event is 2,900 USD, excluding VAT and the Optional Excursion. The course fee covers tuition, training materials, meal (breakfast, coffee breaks, lunches, and dinners) during the course, logistics from and to Tawau Airport (TWU), accommodation at Maliau Conservation Area, and small excursions during training days.
Special early bird price offer (10% from full price): 2,610 USD valid until 29 October 2023.
We offer a special discount of 30% for NGOs, 20x20 initiative, the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration, partners on the UN Decade, the FAO Task Force on Ecosystem Restoration Best Practices, FSC Network Partners, and university/college staff/students (Code: NGO30). Only a single discount can be applied per participant. All discounts are calculated from the full course fee.
Accommodation and practical information
The training course venue is Maliau Basin Conservation Area. After registering, we will get in touch with you about travel logistics and requirements and provide information about accommodation details.
Register for this course
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