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The CRASE (Wildlife rescue centre of Semproniano) and the WWF-Italy
organise a Primatolology Intensive School from the 9th to the 16th of
June at the CRASE station in Tuscany (Italy). Lecturers will be from:
University of Pisa (Italy); CNR (Italy); Max Plank Institute (Germany);
and Oxford Brookes University (England).
The goal of the School is introducing students to primate behavioural
observation as a tool for understanding their ecology and consequently
improving conservation strategies.
During the 8 days of the School students will acquire basic knowledge
- taxonomy, ecology, and behaviour
- behavioural data collection and analysis methods
- primates cognition, emotion expression, and tools uses
- primate conservation in captivity and in the wild
The School is organized in modules, in order to enable students to
acquire an introductory theoretical basis and notions of practical
application. Modules will discuss both theoretical and practical topics
related to the study of primate behaviour, sociality, cognition, and
ecology. In addition, conservation policies and strategies will
complement the educative plan. Students will also be introduced to
current debates on primate conservation in nature and in the wild.
Daily time will be organized in morning and afternoon section,
respectively from 9a.m. to 1p.m. in the morning and from 2p.m. to 6p.m.
in the afternoon. Evenings are devoted to complementary conferences,
individual study or social events.
At the end of the school, students will be asked to produce a final work
in which they should demonstrate the appropriation of conceptual
frameworks and practical skills offered during the course. The positive
result of the final work will enable students to obtain the Certificate
of Positive Conclusion of the course, signed jointly by CRASE and WWF.
The course is design for students who are thinking about building a
career in animal behavior, focusing on primates cognition and
conservation. You must have a marked interest towards animals and hold a
high school certificate, beyond be at least 18 years old.
Students are asked to contribute to housing and organization dispenses
with the amount of 1.000 Euros. Early inscriptions up to the end of
April will have a 20% of discount (hence the contribution will be of 800
Contribution will cover: transport to and from Semproniano (from the
Grosseto train station or Rome airport), the educational program, the
didactical material, tree meals per day, the accommodation (in a typical
Italian lodge in the middle of the nature and next to Semproniano, a
characteristic medieval italian "borgo" with all facilities), and the
visit to Bosco Rocconi WWF Natural Reserve.
Students should provide autonomously to their international travel and
to their digital devices to read pdf files.
You can apply for a grant in order to attend the course and we will be
willing to help you. Students have to cover travel expenses until Rome
airport and/or Grosseto train station, then we will be responsible to
pick students up.
Term of Appointment: From the 9th to the 16th of June 2018.
The application deadline will be on the 5th of June. Even though, due to
the limited number of vacancies, we recommend to enroll as soon as
possible to guarantee your place.
For any doubts or informal enquiries please do not hesitate in send an
email to: scientific from crease.bio