By Paul Gacheru, TBA Alumni – Mpala/ Naivasha 2007
Over the years the Tropical Biology Association has worked to build the capacity of conservation scientists from across the globe. Working in ideal and biodiversity rich field sites in Eastern Africa and Madagascar, we have introduced young conservation scientists to the realities of field research and conservation issues.
Our trainers have been very influential in shaping the mind-set of the trainees to broadening their perspective on contemporary ecological and conservation science studies. Through our training program, we create conservation champions who are applying the skills learnt on our courses back in their countries.
As we celebrate this year’s World Environment Day, just like our TBA alumni are doing all over the world, we urge you to continually work together in safeguarding our environment and the species in them and disseminate helpful information towards strengthening conservation effort across the world.
PS: Have you ever thought of how many species you can get in one cubic foot: have a look at this exciting feature by National Geographic to learn more about the biological diversity which occur in small areas.