Building University Capacity to Train Future Cambodian Conservationists
Dr Jenny Daltry
FFI - Fauna and Flora International
Host Country Institutions:
Royal University of Phnom Penh, MoE - Cambodia, MoAFF - Cambodia
To build capacity in conservation and applied research at Cambodia’s premier universities, chiefly by establishing new teaching modules and diploma in conservation biology, supported with practical field experience
1) 60 students trained for 15 weeks on new module, of which 20 will be selected as junior research officers (‘Darwin Scholars’).
2) The Royal Universities obtain essential field equipment, research facilities and hardware to conduct conservation research projects.
3) Better conservation effort on the ground due to increased inter-institutional collaboration in fieldwork and 3-5 joint education and research workshops
4) Cambodia’s first zoological reference collection and basic library facilities initiated, with 3 curators and 3 librarians trained for 12 weeks, database system & field guides developed.
5) The first issue of the Cambodian Journal of Natural History published and distributed (final year of project)
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