First Bat Course on Ecology, Diversity, Conservation, and Ecosystem Services

Coast of Kenya, Africa — January 12-22, 2020

 

We are excited to invite students from Latin America and Africa to join the first field-based bat course in Kenya from January 12-22, 2020. Together we will build The South-South Bat Research Network to resolve pressing conservation issues and overcome environmental crises that affect two of the most diverse regions in the world. This course is intended for students with a strong commitment to bat research and that want to become leaders in bat conservation. The deadline to apply is 31 October, 2019.

 

When and Where?

The course will be taught on site at the coast of Kenya from January 12-22, 2020. It will be taught in English and will cover subjects such as evolution, systematics, monitoring, conservation, ecology and behaviour. 

Course description »

Who can apply?

The course is open to citizens from African and Latin American countries who are currently enrolled in a University or that have recently graduated and are between degrees. The course is aimed at mid-level and early graduate students in Biology. 

Frequently Asked Questions »

What will I learn?

The syllabus will cover subjects such as evolution, systematics, monitoring, conservation, ecology and behaviour. The course will be taught on-site by experts in each field and will delve deeply into each topic. The course will also emphasize on capacity building, collaboration and teamwork among countries.

Course Schedule»

 
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South-South Network

The term “South-South”or “Global South” refers to developing countries, which are located primarily in the Southern Hemisphere. Africa and Latin America are linked by similarities in their development contexts and conservation challenges. The South-South Bat Research Network aims at sharing knowledge, working together to find solutions to common environmental challenges, forming a common agenda and collective actions to ensure the conservation of bats.

 

We have joined forces to bring you a remarkable learning experience with some of the best teachers in the bat world!

 
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During the course

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