About Youth Conservation

What is Youth Conservation’s mission? How did this project come about? Who are the platform’s resources intended for?


Raising awareness, educating and training eco-citizens

To preserve the planet, we need to know it well, but also to understand how it works. Educating the younger generation about environmental conservation is essential to encourage them to take positive action on the world around them. It is also vital that those who help them grow up are properly trained.


How the project began

Youth Conservation was developed in 2022 by IUCN’s Programme for African Protected Areas and Conservation (PAPACO), which also offers online and onsite courses for conservation professionals. Youth Conservation’s educational resources are aimed at children, young people and the professionals who work with them.

An ever-evolving project

The four main pillars of Youth conservation



Six educational modules are hosted on this site. They are aimed at young people and help them discover the importance of conserving nature.

Resources for trainers

Posters and activity guides are available for download.


online courses

An online course, or “Tutorial”, will be launched soon. It will focus on teaching environmental education.

A community of trainers​

Teachers, parents and facilitators using Youth Conservation meet up in a private Facebook group, as well as in themed webinars every month.


Are you a conservation professional?

To take your learning further, MOOC Conservation is our training programme for conservation professionals.


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