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STUDY ABROAD COURSE Wildlife Management & Conservation in India
Course Coordinator Shweta Trivedi BVSc, MVSc, PhD Teaching Assistant Professor/ VetPAC Director Department of Animal Science, 342-D Riddick Hall North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Tel; Fax; , PK Malik BVSc, MVSc, MS Professor & Department Head, Wildlife Health Management Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun Uttaranchal, India
INTRODUCTION ANS 495; 2 credit hours 16 students (12 Undergrads + 4 DVM students) Lectures, Hands-on experience, Exam December 2010 onwards (~ days) Wild animals (Tigers, Bears, Bison, Deers) & Migratory Birds WII, 2 Tiger reserves, National Parks, Bear Rescue center
APPLICATION PROCEDURE Apply via Study Abroad Office website (letter of intent, GPA, refundable $100 application fee) Application deadline- 30 th April, 2010 (~2011) Acceptance- 15 th May, 2010 (~2011) Tickets- July- August First Meeting- August
APPLICATION PROCEDURE (DVM STUDENTS) Link to the extramural website: Permission to apply for Elective Credit for this experience 2. Register for Dr. Levy's course- International Vet Studies (2 credits; pass/fail). 3. Dr. Levy will require a registration form a month prior to the trip. 4. After completion, a student report, at least 2 jpg photos and the supervisor evaluation are due within a month.
Course Objectives 1.Educate and familiarize students about the exotic wildlife and effective wildlife management practices. 2. Expose students to the current conservation challenges faced by wildlife management and human conflict issues. 3. Acquaint students with the fascinating aspects of Indian culture, traditions and history and its integration with the wildlife education.
Course Requirements 1. Reading Material Man-eaters of Kumaon- Jim Corbett Reading material (WII) & BOOKS Module-specific material on Moodle 2. Participation in Modules
Module 1- Kanha National Park Wildlife Research and Management in a National Park
Module 1 Wildlife Research & Management in a National Park Familiarization with diversity of habitats, floral and faunal diversity, endangered species management, current issues and management interventions. Understanding concepts of core and buffer zone management. Habitat management, management of grasslands, endangered species- tiger, swamp deer, bison etc. Visitor and tourism management, interpretation facilities and environmental education. People park interface, communities, human dimension, man-wildlife conflict and current initiatives. Wildlife corridors and landscape level approach to conservation Interface livestock issues and health management.
Module 2 Wildlife Management Practices Orientation to a Tiger Reserve, introduction to vegetation, terrain and animal tracks & signs Wildlife techniques, radio-telemetry and tracking of tigers Wildlife immobilization, monitoring and post capture care, demonstration and hands-on practice Camera traps for small and large carnivores, mist netting of birds Herbivore dung/pellet quantification, visit to vegetation enclosure site Visual health monitoring of wild ungulates
Module 3- Rajaji National Park Wildlife forensics & Human-Wildlife Conflict Issues
Module 3 Wildlife Forensics & Human-Wildlife Conflict Issues Visit to forensic lab, isolation of DNA from biological samples like tiger or leopard skin piece, sex and individual identification to link crime scene investigation. Overview of the process and package of community relocation, and rehabilitation program implemented in a National Park, understand the intricacies and difficulties of implementing a relocation project.
WILDLIFE INSTITUTE OF INDIA Attained autonomous status in 1986 Training, Research, Education & Advisory mandate in the field of Wildlife Conservation Mainly field based programs
Wildlife Health Management Teaching & Training Modules on Wildlife Health Management and Wildlife Immobilization Captive management of wildlife Disease investigation and biological sampling Emerging and zoonotic diseases Applied Research Training of frontline staff Sero-epidemiological study on wild and domestic ungulates in Sariska Tiger Reserve Infectious diseases of lions & tigers Investigation of feline-panleucopaenia in tigers Mortality investigation of Himalayan musk deer Emerging zoonotic diseases Genetic studies on rhino Biological sampling for disease investigation Radio-collaring of bison
Radio collaring a wild tiger
Immobilization and radio collaring of male tiger in Ranthambore National Park for reintroduction in Sariska Tiger Reserve
Transport crate being loaded to helicopter in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
Transportation of tiger to Sariska Tiger Reserve
Dancing Bear Rescue & Rehab- AGRA
Assessment Pre-Departure Quiz = 100 points Field Journal & participation= 150 points Modules = 150 points Final Exam/Paper = 100 points Total = 500 points
Scholarships Study Abroad office SCAVMA IVSA Talk to Dr. Mike Levy!!