New Course Introduced on Tools for Conserving Colombian Primates

On 16th and 17th August we held our first course in Colombia “Herramientas para la conservación de primates en Colombia, curso introductorio” (Introductory course on tools for conserving Colombian primates) together with UNISARC. The course was held on the university campus in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Risaralda department and was attended by 50 students from 5 universities. We also made a public workshop to spread Word about our activities and those of local community activist group, AOAFA, in Santa Cecilia. Subjects covered included: NPC’s conservation experiences in Latin America, introductions to field work, use of Geographic Information Systems, Wildlife trafficking and introductions to primate biology and ecology.

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