Training Course: Animals – Mammals/Diversity and Conservation

Organisation: Edinburgh Zoo
Location: Edinburgh
Date: 23 September 2014 (8 week course)
Cost: tbc
Contact email: myedinburgh@edinburgh.gov.uk

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This is an “introductory” level course to the diversity and variety of mammal species, especially those to be seen at Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park associated with the work of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. The course will include some opportunities to meet staff that care for various animals and discover some of the stories about them, as well as gain understanding of the conservation of biodiversity and mammals in particular.  This course also aims to engage participants in activities associated with enrichment and behaviour and to examine the welfare needs of different animals.

By the end of the course, students will have learned:

– to acquire an understanding of how RZSS and other conservation organisations take proper account of diverse issues in undertaking conservation work;
– to be able to discuss and form opinions upon conservation and different techniques used to support species and habitats;
– information about and ability to discuss the diversity of mammals and their importance in ecosystems and life on earth.

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