Save the tiger! Save the Grasslands! Save the Water!

Work Package 10: Knowledge utilisation

The Knowledge Utilisation WP aims to raise the awareness of the directly involved stakeholders, stimulate co-creation and policy action and improve knowledge among the general public and university students in the Netherlands and Nepal. An important objective is to contribute to more sustainable management of the TAL.

Knowledge sharing and communication between stakeholders and increased awareness of multidisciplinary aspect of nature conservation in both The Netherlands and Nepal are key to this project’s success.

Bringing social aspects and nature conservation together in one project and ultimately producing one policy requires stakeholders to be well informed about each other’s knowledge and needs. Workshops bringing the various stakeholders together are central in this approach, as these stakeholders will contribute collaboratively to new policy to sustainably protect the tiger habitat. This new policy needs to be translated into understandable and interactive tools to be disseminated to the general public and raise awareness of the complexity of nature conservation.

Furthermore, a new generation of university graduates needs to be trained by inculcating in science graduates the importance of taking note of societal relevance and practice and being open to other disciplines. In the workshops, summer schools and collaborative research, students will learn about the need for sustainable, integrated environmental management embracing the value of interdisciplinary work.

This Work Package is lead by dr.Thom Bogaard and Dr. ir.Martine Rutten, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands