Together with the Biology Department at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance has a strong commitment to helping science students reaching their full potential and become the next generation of conservation leaders. We are dedicated to developing the student’s capacities to think critically and act creatively to address global conservation issues while equipping them with state of the art data analytical skills.
In our intensive 6-day Graduate-level course “Species Conservation – a key element to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals” led by Director of Science Prof. Dalia Amor Conde the students discussed issues related to keeping marine mammals under human care, faming of CITES listed species focusing on tigers and trade bans of wild animals.
During the course the students learn how modern zoos contribute to conservation through education, conservation, breeding, and research on behind the scenes guided tours at our Sponsor-Partners Givskud zoo and Terrariet Vissenbjerg – Reptile zoo.
The course includes guest lectures from experts who join us from all continents, introducing trade bans, tiger farming, marine mammals, wildlife trade, the Convention on International Wildlife Trade (CITES), and the critical nature of collaboration and data sharing amongst zoos and aquariums worldwide.
Graduates of the 2021 class on “Species Conservation – a key element to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals” visiting Givskud Zoo, Terrariet Vissenbjerg and Refsvindinge Natur og Kulturcenter, Denmark.
Students at the Biology Department of SDU can do a Bachelor, Master or PhD thesis developing research in the strategic areas of the Conservation Science Alliance.
We thank our supporting partners: the World Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Copenhagen Zoo and Wildlife Reserves of Singapore. We could not achieve critical success without your partnership.