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.
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.
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.
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.