WildCRU Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife — deadline: June 13, 2014

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    March 6, 2014
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    June 13, 2014
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Application deadline: June 13, 2014.

The Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice 2015 invites applications for Oxford University’s Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice. This eight month full-time
course (seven in Oxford, one distance learning) is designed to enhance the skills of conservation practitioners by teaching field, analytical and reporting techniques necessary for effective conservation research and action.

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.

They will accept up to 8 students in 2015, and applications are particularly welcomed from conservationists working in economically 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 2015 course (running Feb. – Sep. 2015) is Friday, 13th June 2014.

For more information on the course, including the curriculum and how to apply, please visit www.wildcru.org/diploma. If you have any questions once consulting the website, please contact the course coordinator at wildcru.diploma@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

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