Media Advisory: Natural Resource Managers from India Visit Colorado State University This Week

Note to Reporters: If members of the media are interested in attending any of the remaining classroom sessions and/or interested in speaking with some of the Indian natural resource managers, contact Kimberly Sorensen at (970) 491-0757 or

WHAT: Thirty-two natural resource managers from the Indian Forest Service have spent the past two weeks in training at Colorado State University to learn about protected area management, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and conservation social science as part of a partnership among CSU, the Indian Council for Forestry Research & Education and the Wildlife Institute of India. These managers are charged with protecting a diverse array of lands and wildlife including the Asian elephant, Asiatic lion, and Bengal tiger throughout the Indian subcontinent.

WHEN: March 11-12, 2010


  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, March 11: Classroom sessions at Colorado State University
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Friday, March 12: Classroom sessions at Colorado State University

DETAILS: Training participants are receiving a combination of classroom and field work experience on topics including ecotourism and visitor management, conservation finance, climate change, park and reserve management at multiple levels (municipal, state and federal), North America’s model of wildlife conservation, and social science concepts and methodologies for understanding conservation issues among many others.

This training program has been developed by CSU’s Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and Center for Protected Area Management and Training.