22 May Development and strengthening of capacities in educational communities regarding the management of invasive species in aquatic systems
Development and strengthening of capacities in educational communities regarding the management of invasive species in aquatic systems.
Through the Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund for Technical and Economic Cooperation among Developing Countries, based on the Argentine, South African and Mexican experience in Biological Control and Biodiversity, the aim of this project is to train communities with the help of educational institutions as a link.
The United Nations awarded a grant to the consortium formed by FuEDEI and the Hurlingham National University, based in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, to support biological control education in secondary schools. The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, based in Mexico City) and the Center for Biological Control at the University of Rhodes, Grahamstown, South Africa, are also participating in the initiative. The objective of the project is to organize research-based awareness workshops for participating institutions, and to prepare a manual of good practices on the preservation of aquatic/wetland systems against the threat of invasive exotic macrophytes, and the management of invasions utilizing biological control. This is an integrated proposal for research, science and community participation for the preservation of biodiversity.
Adriana Fernández Souto, Universidad Nacional de Hurlingham (UNAHUR)
Martin Hill, Centre for Biological Control, Rhodes University, Grahamstwon, Sudáfrica
Kim Weaver, Centre for Biological Control, Rhodes University, Grahamstwon, Sudáfrica