Primate Conservation, Welfare and Rehabilitation Diploma
- The Primatology course is for anyone wanting to work or volunteer with primates or in primate conservation.
- Nearly half of all primates are now endangered globally, including monkeys and apes, our closest primate relatives.
- This comprehensive course explores primate origins, natural habitats, behaviour, ecological & conservation principles, primate rescue, rehabilitation, enrichment and welfare.
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Origins and natural habitat of primates
This module explores the origins and natural habitats of primates and their global distribution. Learn about the scientific classifications of primates through their taxonomy.
Learn how to differentiate between types & forms of behaviour amongst primates as well as how to identify various behaviours according to species & primate groups.
Ecological and Conservation Principles
Gain an understanding about Human-wildlife conflict & attitudes towards primates. Including: Bush meat & related issues; the benefits & disadvantages of ecotourism; conservation strategies through case studies & examples.
Community engagement methods
Explore how community engagement is a essential for primate conservation in the wild. Learn about the processes of community consultation and how to incorporate this into conservation and primate welfare programmes.
Rescue and Rehabilitation
This module explores how to deal with physical and psychological trauma in the Primate. Learn how to administer immediate first aid and how to identify and respond to common diseases and illnesses that may affect the rescued primate. Specific individuals & organisations are discussed with examples from across the globe.
Care of the Captive Primate
Certain workers in the area of primate conservation have produced exemplary practices in the care of captive primates. They have designed captive accommodation to maximise the environment by providing enrichment and thus welfare. This module explores how to apply these concepts to assist primates in captivity.
£180 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £90
(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and courses registration)
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