An invitation for the course in International Wildlife Conservation Practice held on the Oxford University
The Recanati-Kaplan Centre of the Wildcru department of theUniversity of Oxford invites candidates to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice. This eight month full-time course is designed to enhance the skills of conservation practitioners by teaching field, analytical and reporting techniques necessary for effective conservation research and action. It will be very useful for large carnivore researchers, since Wildcru is as recognised centre of expertise of large carnivores.
The course focuses on methods commonly used in the study of large mammals, and especially carnivores, in the developing world. The curriculum consists of modules on wildlife ecology and behaviour, monitoring and survey techniques, GIS and habitat assessment, population management, and statistics. Unifying threads running through the course are the global and human dimensions of biodiversity conservation. Students will learn both the theory and practical aspects of field techniques, so that they can confidently adopt them in the future, as well as critically evaluate other projects. Up to 10 students will be accepted in 2013, and applications are particularly welcomed from conservationists working in less-developed parts of the world, for whom partial or full sponsorship is possible. Suitable candidates are early-career field conservationists, working with government agencies or NGOs, who will implement and disseminate their skills to their home countries. Candidates without field experience or those interested in a career change will not be considered priority candidates.
The application deadline for the 2013 course (running Feb-Sep 2013) is Friday, 15th June 2012. For more information on the course, including the curriculum and how to apply, please visit www.wildcru.org/diploma.
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