Staff, students and prospective applicants from University Centre Sparsholt have recently gathered for a special conference to hear all about current conservation projects from across the world.
The conference hosted esteemed speakers from all different specialisms within conservation sector. Esther Conway from the WildCats Conservation Alliance began the morning with a fascinating talk on Tiger and Leopard conservation followed by Emma Pereira speaking on behalf of Save the Rhino about the conservation of White, Black and Sumatran Rhinos.
The afternoon session kicked off with Dr Amy Dickman from WILDCRU (Wildlife Conservation Research Unit) enlightening students about the exciting landscape of Tanzania and the issues of lion – human conflict. Whilst the final lecture of the day came from the RSPB’s Damon Bridge regarding the Great Crane Project, an ambitious reintroduction programme of European Cranes to the South West of England.
The day was a great opportunity for students to hear first-hand account from industry experts at the home of the National Zoo Academy and to ask questions about real life projects involving species both in the UK and internationally.