“COACHING CONSERVATION IS A BRILLIANT IDEA!”

HRH PRINCE WILLIAM, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE

WHAT:

CC USES SPORT TO ENGAGE YOUNG PEOPLE AND NATURE TO INSPIRE THEM!

WHO:

CC PROMOTES PRINCIPLES OF EMPATHY, RESPONSIBILITY, AND TEAMWORK – WE ARE ALL CONNECTED!

HOW:

CC KIDS DON’T JUST LEARN ABOUT WILD ANIMALS, THEY LEARN FROM THEM

WHY:

CC AIMS TO DEVELOP YOUNG PEOPLE WHO RESPECT THEMSELVES, EACH OTHER, AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT

COACHING CONSERVATION ADDRESSES THE CHALLENGE OF EDUCATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

It might not be immediately obvious how sport and conservation are connected, but you don’t need to just take our word for it…

“Coaching Conservation is a brilliant idea! It is brilliant because it is simple. Most of us like sports, and all of us, if we just stop and think, love animals and the natural world around us. By combining the two, Coaching Conservation is teaching us to value both.”

HRH, Prince William, Maun, Botswana, 2010.

Coaching Conservation (CC) is a wildlife conservation initiative designed to inspire children to care about wildlife and the challenges that wild animals face. It is based on two fundamental principles. Firstly, you cannot value something until you know something about it. And secondly, education is best delivered in an interactive and fun environment, by knowledgeable and enthusiastic mentors.

“Using sport as a medium, we strive to engender self-respect, team spirit and a sense of wellbeing in children; elements that are the foundation of a caring society. By weaving conservation and respect messages into activities and games linked to animal mentors, CC aims to build a relationship of empathy between children and animals, and develop an interest in wildlife from a young age.”

Lesley McNutt, Director of CC.

Our goal is to do more than just tell kids they should care. We actively motivate kids, inspiring them to genuinely want to make a difference for themselves.

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RECENT NEWS

Updates from our kids’ programs plus reports from our research teams in the bush

CORONAVIRUS SURVIVAL KIT FOR THE FAMILY

CC realized that people living in rural villages without internet access were not getting important information about Covid-19. So, we created this largely visual guide with advice on how to stay safe and fun lockdown activities for kids.

PATHWAYS AFRICA 2020

Thanks to a generous grant from the Cincinnati Zoo, Tjipo Keaikitse, our new Botswana Program facilitator, was invited to the recent Pathways Africa conference, where she attended a series of “demystifying” workshops that left her even more motivated to make her role a success!

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KIDS WHO CARE

Matswane Primary School Grade 5 Class is treated to a full day in the bush, Horseback Safari and a Vulture RAP.

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