Durrell Amphibian Captive Husbandry Training Course

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Hi all,

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - An international charity saving species from extinction) is running another of its Amphibian Conservation Husbandry courses on Jersey, UK from the 3rd to 7th June 2013.

The course, always popular in the past, will cover all of the important, basic areas of amphibian captive husbandry, from water quality to breeding triggers, from diet to temperature. It will also look at topics including population management, record keeping, conservation strategy and veterinary issues.
All topics are taught in an interactive manner and several include group tasks and challenges, including designing a captive husbandry protocol for an allocated amphibian species.

Participants will also have access to behind-the-scene facilities at Durrell Wildlfie Park as well as opportunity to discuss issues with teaching staff from a variety of institutions. Of course, there is also free access to Gerald Durrell's wildlife park itself, something not to be missed!

The course is open to hobbyists and 'professionals' alike and is always a friendly, discursive and informal forum.

The course fee is £750 (discounted to £600 if paid at least 8 weeks in advance). Optional full board on-site accommodation is available for £210 for six nights. All of the teaching staff are unpaid, so the fee covers the cost of running the course and goes toward conservation at Durrell.

The food is usually excellent and plentiful!

An official and recognised certificate of attendance and membership of the Durrell Conservation Academy will be presented on completion of the course.

For more details, see the attached flyer, respond to this thread with your question or email academy 'at' durrell.org

Best wishes

Chris Michaels
 

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Hi all,

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - An international charity saving species from extinction) is running another of its Amphibian Conservation Husbandry courses on Jersey, UK from the 3rd to 7th June 2013.

The course, always popular in the past, will cover all of the important, basic areas of amphibian captive husbandry, from water quality to breeding triggers, from diet to temperature. It will also look at topics including population management, record keeping, conservation strategy and veterinary issues.
All topics are taught in an interactive manner and several include group tasks and challenges, including designing a captive husbandry protocol for an allocated amphibian species.

Participants will also have access to behind-the-scene facilities at Durrell Wildlfie Park as well as opportunity to discuss issues with teaching staff from a variety of institutions. Of course, there is also free access to Gerald Durrell's wildlife park itself, something not to be missed!

The course is open to hobbyists and 'professionals' alike and is always a friendly, discursive and informal forum.

The course fee is £750 (discounted to £600 if paid at least 8 weeks in advance). Optional full board on-site accommodation is available for £210 for six nights. All of the teaching staff are unpaid, so the fee covers the cost of running the course and goes toward conservation at Durrell.

The food is usually excellent and plentiful!

An official and recognised certificate of attendance and membership of the Durrell Conservation Academy will be presented on completion of the course.

For more details, see the attached flyer, respond to this thread with your question or email academy 'at' durrell.org

Best wishes

Chris Michaels
Do you know if they will do this again this year Chris? Kind of gutted I missed it really but was unable to go :/
 

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I'm not sure - it didn't happen in the end this Spring as we didn't hav enough people registering (first time this happened in years). I'll post again here if another one is planned.

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I was gutted when I saw this post as my OH and I were in Jersey the week after (with work) and could easily have tagged an extra week on before! We were even AT the Durrell on the Saturday after the course ended :( So close...

I'll definitely be watching out for another course, and if you have some sort of mailing list for notifications, let me know!
 
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