On 2016 the CEPP carried on three successful programs in the fields of environmental conservation, academic mobilization and disaster relief. Aula Verde training program was successfully completed on January 2017 with over 680 park rangers trained overall. The reconstruction project in Coaque gave a new hope to 100 families stricken by disaster on 2016; and the CMU master’s program for Ecuador allowed 4 Ecuadorian students to join the elite in one of the best computer science schools in the world.


Aula Verde

Under Ecuador's Ministry of Environment endorsement and the financial support of the Ecofondo Foundation, CEPP completed in 2012 the first step towards creating Aula Verde Conservation School: A nationwide research carried on 40 protected areas to determine the professional training needs in the Ecuadorian National Protected Areas System.

From this point on CEPP developed the professional profiles for park rangers, park managers and personal responsible of the wildlife management duties nationwide. The results were presented and approved by the Ministry of Environment in 2012. During this first phase, the program enjoyed an invaluable contribution made by the University of Colorado and SENESCYT's Prometeo Project, allowing the exceptional participation of doctor Craig McFarlan Ph.D. as a highly experience advisor and collaborator within Aula Verde's team.

Between 2013 and 2014 the first three cohorts of students completed 24 modules in 12 months, averaging 580 classroom hours; the training sessions were completed in Quito city as the main training venue.

In 2015 during the fourth year of the program, the training courses were moved from Quito’s venue to 50 protected areas in order to cover a greater number of students. This strategy was succesfully completed thanks to the participation of seven highly experience instructors, who received prior training in different areas related with the management of protected areas, teaching methods and group management.

Finally in 2016, the program migrated its contents and adapted the learning strategy to an e-learning platform, spreading even more the reach of Aula Verde all over the Ecuadorian territory.

The program ended in 2017 with outmost success, reaching over 800 beneficiaries including Park Rangers, Management Teams and Wildlife Experts, and improving the local capabilities of 50 protected areas.


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