The Center conducts on-site training sessions in a wide range of topic areas for government agencies, NGO staff, University students, community leaders, indigenous people, and others involved in conservation and protected area management. In over 25 training sessions with more than 500 participants, we have covered topics such as visitor management, field measurements inventory, monitoring of impacts, land navigation and patrolling, community outreach, search and rescue techniques, environmental interpretation, and development of trails and other infrastructure.
One of the more renown programs CPAMT has created is the Mesoamerican Trail Initiative, started by Director Jim Barborak. In a recent interview with Rainforest Alliance Barborak explained the importance and goals of this program,
For more information about the Mesoamerican Trails Initiative and to read the full article please visit the Eco-Index.
Past on-site training includes:
(to download more specific project information in PDF format, click on the underlined project thematic areas - Adobe Acrobat is required for viewing these documents)
|Nicaragua||May 26-30, 2003||Infrastructure and Trails|
|Colombia||November 1-14, 2005||Ranger Skills and PA Mgmt|
|Bolivia||September 1-10, 2005||Limits of Acceptable Change|
|Belize||May 6-12, 2005||Ranger Skills and PA Mgmt|
|Costa Rica||January 8-14, 2005||Infrastructure and Trails|
|El Salvador||January 10-15, 2005||Infrastructure and Trails|