The training for local nature guides, with Rewilding at its core, will be the first of its kind in Sicily! Rewilding is a progressive conservation approach that aims to restore degraded ecosystems by allowing native species to regenerate and thrive boosting natural processes. The course will include a webinar and an infield training in the South of Sicily and will be delivered by a team of both local and international experts around Astrid Natura, using the international standard for wildlife tracking: CyberTracker. The aim is to set the basis to improve nature-based economy in the ecotourism sector, while preserving terrestrial biodiversity and traditional rural practices, and providing additional data for evidence-based land management, fire prevention and future Rewilding measures.
*MAY 2023 UPDATE*
Applications are open for the Rewilding Guide Training to all Sicilian nature guides!
15 participants will be selected from all over Sicily.
A webinar with international trainers will be open to all, and a 4-day infield training course will be dedicated to the CyberTracker methodology, a tool used for animal tracks and signs identification and landscape interpretation.
Deadline: JUNE 15, 2023!
More information here