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IFAW-Youth Forum for People and Wildlife, South Africa, 2016

The Youth Forum for People and Wildlife takes place in the days leading up to the 17th gathering of the world's biggest conservation policy making forum, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) .

Activities during the forum include a team field excursion; skills building workshops; debates and discussions with top conservationists from around the world; as well as social events designed to give you skills that you can apply in your community and in your career as well as a taste for life in vibrant, exciting international political arenas.


Applicants must be;

  • A passionate conservationist aged 18-25 looking to ensure a future for animals on the planet
  •  Committed to working with communities to find solutions enabling people to live and prosper alongside nature
  • Taking action in educating friends, colleagues and the public to take action and protect wildlife

If what drives you is conservation and protecting animals, tell us about it and you could soon be on a plane to Johannesburg, South Africa to join this unique youth event. You might be a scientist, a grassroots campaigner, an artist, a game ranger, a budding politician, run a rehabilitation center, be a film-maker or running a community education project.

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate commitment to wildlife, environmental, conservation and/or sustainable community development issues to earn their place at the Forum from September 17-25, 2016. You will need to be willing to devote time prior to and following the Youth Forum to engage with a wider youth community online, demonstrate how you will use what you learn, and contribute to the diversity of the group experience. Travel and participation costs covered.

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IFAW Youth Forum for People and Wildlife, South Africa, 2016