Here is your chance to join Y4WC in the first youth-led forum, centered on finding solutions to wildlife conservation issues, empowering early-career conservationists in international policy-making, and developing the skills and networks of future conservation leaders. Taking place prior to and during the 18th gathering of the world’s biggest conservation policy-making convention, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (or CITES CoP18 in short) in Colombo, Sri Lanka (20th-28th May, 2019).
Y4WC aims to fully engage and empower early-career wildlife conservationists in the CITES processes, and catalyze a new generation of wildlife conservation leaders committed to effective policy and management of wildlife that translates to practical, grassroot conservation efforts on the ground. Together everyone will contribute to the long-term conservation of wildlife worldwide.
Y4WC will gather a group of young conservationists from diverse backgrounds, aged between 18 and 30 to attend the in-person forum and CITES CoP, and engage the wider Y4WC network via an online forum experience. There are many ways to protect and conserve wildlife, just tell us what makes you committed to wildlife protection and conservation!
It will give you the opportunity to develop your skills, benefit from capacity building resources, virtually network with other like-minded youth, and together share your perspectives and experiences in meaningful discussions around CITES, wildlife trade matters and conservation initiatives.
Whether you are a participant to the Forum in Sri Lanka or connected from the comfort of your home, YOU can contribute to youth empowerment and wildlife conservation.