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 5-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 big cats under human care, carbon compensation, palm oil, and aquarium trade sustainability.
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 current conservation topics and the critical nature of collaboration and data sharing amongst zoos and aquariums worldwide.
Graduates of the 2023 class on “Species Conservation – a key element to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals” visited Givskud Zoo.
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 sponsoring partners: Copenhagen Zoo, Mandai Wildlife Group, and the Toronto Zoo. We could not achieve critical success without your partnership.