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Thursday, April 20 • 13:00 - 14:00
Training the next generation of conservation professionals in Peru.

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A new generation of trained biologists is urgently needed to study ecological processes in nature and apply lessons learned to conservation action. If today’s undergraduate and graduate students do not gain this important experience, where will the next generation of conservation professionals come from? This talk will highlight one initiative in the Peruvian Amazon that sets out to respond to this fundamental need.
With a 40-year research legacy, the Cocha Cashu Biological Station (CCBS) in Peru’s UNESCO Manu National Park is a tropical ecology field station of international renown and importance for understanding and preserving biodiversity. The CCBS provides unrivalled opportunities to study the processes of nature largely undisturbed by modern human impacts, serving as a reference landscape for understanding biodiversity and the ecological processes that support it.
San Diego Zoo Global Peru has been entrusted the responsibility of managing and operating the CCBS by the Peruvian Service for Protected Natural Areas. One of the mandates of our agreement is to help train the conservationists of the future, especially Peruvian students in the natural sciences. 
To this end, the Station’s signature capacity building program is our annual, three-month, boots-on-the-ground Tropical Ecology and Field Techniques Course. This course aims to provide Peruvian undergraduate and graduate students with the modern tools and theoretical basis on tropical ecology that are key to managing forests and protected areas in tropical lowlands. 

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This is a Prezi presentation for which I will need a projector, screen, table, cable to connect to laptop, speakers for video

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avatar for Jessica Groenendijk

Jessica Groenendijk

Communications Coordinator, Cocha Cashu Biological Station, San Diego Zoo Global Peru
Hello! | I'll be wearing two hats at this event, one as Communications Coordinator for the Cocha Cashu Biological Station, in Manu National Park, Peru, and the other as nature writer at Words from the Wild. Here you can find out more about me: https://www.jessicagroenendijk.com/a... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
South Cloister Barry Building, Ground Floor

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