WII Dehradun course 2020

Course on Wildlife Conservation for Wildlife Enthusiasts at WII Dehradun [Mar 16-25]: Apply by Feb 10

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) intends to conduct the VII Course on Wildlife Conservation for Wildlife Enthusiasts from 16–25 March, 2020. Professionals without any formal training and experience in wildlife biology/conservation will be given preference in the course.

Course details

The course will include lectures by WII faculty and experienced researchers covering Indian biogeography, wildlife conservation issues and strategies across the country, science and management of large mammal populations, illegal trade of wildlife parts and role of forensic science, managing wild animals in distress, importance of citizen science initiatives.

There will also be few evening lectures on select conservation projects being carried out by WII. The field visit will include a five day trip to a Protected Area (PA) near to Dehradun. The participants will be taken on long treks to various places and will camp within the PA. During the treks the participants will be introduced to natural history observations, jungle crafts etc.

“Wildlife Watch” will be an integral part of this course. The resource persons will also talk to the participants in the field about wildlife management and habitat restoration, estimation of tiger population, socio-economic issues and  challenges facing PA managers. During the first week of the course, the participants will also be taken on a day long trip to nearby Conservation Reserves and National Institutes for interaction with site managers/scientists.

  • The course will involve five days of classroom sessions at WII followed by five days of field visit to a Protected Area near to Dehradun.
  • The total number of participants in the course will be 20.
  • The training fee for this course is Rs. 35,000/person (Rupees Thirty-Five Thousand only), which includes cost towards food and accommodation at WII and at field site, and travel to the field site and back.
How to apply?

Applications are invited from interested candidates, which should include a copy of their C.V. and a brief write-up explaining their motivation to participate in this course as per prescribed format. Selection of candidates will be based on their write-up and C.V. Applications should reach the Course Director Dr. R. Suresh Kumar, Scientist – E, Department of Endangered Species Management by email (suresh@wii.gov.in) no later than 10th February 2020.

Important dates
  • Last date of receiving application: 10 Feb 2020
  • Shortlisted candidates will be intimated about their selection for the course by 20th February 2020.

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