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Erin Hicks talks about training people from the developing world in conservation.
When Erin was serving as an environmental volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic, she realised that conservation starts with people. So she did a Masters of Science in Conservation Leadership with a focus on human dimensions and is now a Project Manager at Colorado State University’s Center for Protected Area Management. The Center trains park rangers in Latin America and across the world.
Some national parks throughout the world have very limited human and financial resources to deal with the complex challenges they face. Park rangers, the men and women on the front lines of conservation, often work tirelessly to resolve these complex challenges with very little support. By giving them hard and soft skills they need and fostering a support network, the Center aims on giving them hope to succeed in the often dangerous and difficult task of protecting our planet.
Erin talks about the particular challenges faced by women park rangers and how the Center has adapted its programmes to support them.
She is a model of someone who lives to serve the greater good.
If you would like to know more about the Center for Protected Management, their website can be found here: https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/cpam/
If you would like to know more about Erin, her website can be found here: https://www.erinhicks.net