TIME FOR ACTION

Conservation as we know it is failing. Human activity has severely degraded three-quarters of the land and 40% of Earth’s oceans and our quickening destruction of nature is having untold consequences on our health and livelihoods. Since 1970, deforestation and agricultural expansion have driven a 68% decline in global vertebrate populations.

TIME FOR ACTION

Conservation as we know it is failing. Human activity has severely degraded three-quarters of the land and 40% of Earth’s oceans and our quickening destruction of nature is having untold consequences on our health and livelihoods. Since 1970, deforestation and agricultural expansion have driven a 68% decline in global vertebrate populations.

TROPICAL BELT DEFORESTATION

The rainforests of the tropical belt are the Earth’s life support system but they have been decimated through poor governance, corruption, and greed. NASA and Duke University studies have proven that the combined deforestation in the tropical belt (Amazon, Congo Basin, and South East Asia) is causing a direct reduction in rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere, as well as temperature imbalances. Continued rainforest loss has also increased the risk of future pandemics as humans expand their presence into ever closer contact with wild animals.  

TROPICAL BELT DEFORESTATION

The rainforests of the tropical belt are the Earth’s life support system but they have been decimated through poor governance, corruption, and greed. NASA and Duke University studies have proven that the combined deforestation in the tropical belt (Amazon, Congo Basin, and South East Asia) is causing a direct reduction in rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere, as well as temperature imbalances. Continued rainforest loss has also increased the risk of future pandemics as humans expand their presence into ever closer contact with wild animals.  

THE GLOBAL PARK ALLIANCE

Today, the tropical belt’s national parks are ‘paper parks’; they offer no protection. Parks with poor management and corrupt governance have permitted widespread destruction. Our Global Park Alliance (GPA) protects and safeguards the tropical belt’s remaining rainforests. The Alliance connects National Parks all over the tropical belt to implement effective and long-lasting solutions that will safeguard the Earth’s rainforests for generations to come. Partner parks get access to financial training and technical support to ensure their parks operate at the highest level of standard. The GPA model works on a 3-pronged approach: 

THE GLOBAL PARK ALLIANCE

Today, the tropical belt’s national parks are ‘paper parks’; they offer no protection. Parks with poor management and corrupt governance have permitted widespread destruction. Our Global Park Alliance (GPA) protects and safeguards the tropical belt’s remaining rainforests. The Alliance connects National Parks all over the tropical belt to implement effective and long-lasting solutions that will safeguard the Earth’s rainforests for generations to come. Partner parks get access to financial training and technical support to ensure their parks operate at the highest level of standard. The GPA model works on a 3-pronged approach: 

IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION

Keeping a forest standing requires constant 24/7 vigilance from motivated and well-equipped law enforcement specialists at all levels, from the rangers on the ground to the staff behind the closed doors driving political will.

PRE-ASSESSMENT

A physical baseline assessment carried out by one of the GPA’s law enforcement specialists to fully understand how the park operates and to identify the levels and presence of ongoing threats.

TRAINING

GPA delivers a custom training package to all staff levels of the national park:

  • Managers & Directors: Training on how to implement successful oversight at all levels of the park, including financial and materials management, and how to provide watchdog to minimize corruption.
  • Rangers: Training of laws and regulations, weapon handling, cartography and advanced navigation, and health and safety.
  • Technical & Logistics Assistance: A custom-built program on effective monitoring and reporting, as well as zoning and demarcation.

OVERSIGHT

Continuous on-site observation from one of GPA’s experienced law enforcement specialists to ensure the National Park is meeting quality standards.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT

GPA’s Partner Parks get access to continuous on and off-site support to ensure their effective governance.

IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION

Keeping a forest standing requires constant 24/7 vigilance from motivated and well-equipped law enforcement specialists at all levels, from the rangers on the ground to the staff behind the closed doors driving political will.

  • PRE-ASSESSMENT

A physical baseline assessment carried out by one of the GPA’s law enforcement specialists to fully understand how the park operates and to identify the levels and presence of ongoing threats.

TRAINING

GPA delivers a custom training package to all staff levels of the national park:

  • Managers & Directors: Training on how to implement successful oversight at all levels of the park, including financial and materials management, and how to provide watchdog to minimize corruption.
  • Rangers: Training of laws and regulations, weapon handling, cartography and advanced navigation, and health and safety.
  • Technical & Logistics Assistance: A custom-built program on effective monitoring and reporting, as well as zoning and demarcation.

OVERSIGHT

Continuous on-site observation from one of GPA’s experienced law enforcement specialists to ensure the National Park is meeting quality standards.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT

GPA’s Partner Parks get access to continuous on and off-site support to ensure their effective governance.

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

We believe in empowering local communities by equipping them with modernized tools and knowledge to develop sustainable income-generating ecotourism and agriculture models.

PRE-ASSESSMENT

A physical baseline assessment carried out by one of the GPA’s community livelihood specialists to listen to the needs of the community and inspect the site for its potential to develop a sustainable income-generating model.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

GPA delivers a custom training package to build a sustainable income-generating model for local communities, whilst also empowering them through education and training.

LAUNCH AND OVERSIGHT

Once the model is launched, GPA provides continuous monitoring to ensure the project is delivering strong financial support to beneficiary communities.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT

GPA’s provides continuous on and off-site support to ensure that they maximize the efficiency of the model.

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

We believe in empowering local communities by equipping them with modernized tools and knowledge to develop sustainable income-generating ecotourism and agriculture models.

PRE-ASSESSMENT

A physical baseline assessment carried out by one of the GPA’s community livelihood specialists to listen to the needs of the community and inspect the site for its potential to develop a sustainable income-generating model.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

GPA delivers a custom training package to build a sustainable income-generating model for local communities, whilst also empowering them through education and training.

LAUNCH AND OVERSIGHT

Once the model is launched, GPA provides continuous monitoring to ensure the project is delivering strong financial support to beneficiary communities.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT

GPA’s provides continuous on and off-site support to ensure that they maximize the efficiency of the model.

WILDLIFE CARE

Implementing a designed model to rehabilitate animals victimized by the wildlife trade and provide them with the specialist support and care necessary to ready for release back into the wild.

PRE-ASSESSMENT

One of the GPA’s wildlife care specialists carries out a physical inspection to assess the appropriate steps required to develop a wildlife rehabilitation center.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

GPA oversees the development of the wildlife rehabilitation center and ensures that the center’s staff are appropriately trained in wildlife care and rehabilitation techniques.

LAUNCH AND OVERSIGHT

GPA oversees the launch of the center to ensure that its effectively rehabilitating rescued wildlife, whilst also ensuring their security on-site.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT

GPA’s continuous on and off-site support to the wildlife rehabilitation center runs at an internationally set high level of standard.

WILDLIFE CARE

Implementing a designed model to rehabilitate animals victimized by the wildlife trade and provide them with the specialist support and care necessary to ready for release back into the wild.

PRE-ASSESSMENT

One of the GPA’s wildlife care specialists carries out a physical inspection to assess the appropriate steps required to develop a wildlife rehabilitation center.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

GPA oversees the development of the wildlife rehabilitation center and ensures that the center’s staff are appropriately trained in wildlife care and rehabilitation techniques.

LAUNCH AND OVERSIGHT

GPA oversees the launch of the center to ensure that its effectively rehabilitating rescued wildlife, whilst also ensuring their security on-site.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT

GPA’s continuous on and off-site support to the wildlife rehabilitation center runs at an internationally set high level of standard.

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