Traditionally, nature conservationists are not trained in business development and entrepreneurship. It is often assumed that nature conservation related professions are guided by ecological and sustainable principles which, therefore, define the educational design of nature conservation curricula.
However, the uncertain financial contexts for nature conservation and persistent competing claims by diverse stakeholders concerned, require alternative professional competences to address current conservation challenges. Educating the next generation of nature conservationists requires developing curricula that incorporate innovative learning approaches and are consistent with new and upcoming contexts and requirements.
Via Gill Mortimer