This is second in a series of posts following the Species360 and Conservation Science Alliance staff as they conduct educational sessions at regional and international conferences around the world. While most are done virtually, some – like this one – are hosted in person.
In fall 2021, Species360 Director of Science Prof. Dalia A. Conde led a one-week intensive course on Species Conservation – a key element to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s students discussed issues related to keeping marine mammals under human care, faming of CITES listed species focusing on tigers and trade bans of wild animals.
Experts spoke to the class from four continents including Debbie Banks, expert on tiger farming from the Environmental Investigation Agency, Michael ‘t Sas Rolfes, researcher at the Oxford Martin school talking about trade bans, Brad Andrews, Director Humane Conservation at American Humane and Emeritus Chief Zoological Officer for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment talking about marine mammals, Dr. Dan Natusch, Director of EPIC Biodiversity presenting about tiger farming, and Dr. Chris R. Shepherd, Executive Director at Monitor Conservation Research Society who works on wildlife trade issues.
The course was supported by Species360 Conservation Science Alliance researchers Dr. Johanna Staerk, Dr. Morgane Tidiere, and research assistant Rikke Øgelund Nielsen, from the University of Southern Denmark.
Read more about the course at Conservation Science Alliance News.