Absdigest digest, Vol 7 #43
jcha at u.washington.edu
Sun Oct 14 13:19:47 EST 2001
+ A B S n e t - Electronic Newsletter +
| Maintained in association with the Animal Behavior Society and |
| in conjunction with the Center for the Integrative Study of |
| Animal Behaviour at Indiana University |
| Editors: * James C. Ha Internet: jcha at u.washington.edu|
| ** Shan D. Duncan Internet: sdduncan at indiana.edu |
1. Undergraduate Summer Research Internships
2. Scholarship Announcement: Bat Conservation
3. Wildlife Capture Course, South Africa
4. PhD studentship
5. ABS Certification Program Is Alive and Well
From: "Animal Behavior Office" <aboffice at indiana.edu>
Subject: Undergraduate Summer Research Internships
Undergraduate Summer Research Internships - The Center for the Integrative
Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) at Indiana University invites
applications to our NSF-supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Program in Animal Behavior. Subject to renewed support from the NSF, a
total of 10 REU internships will be awarded to students to participate
in this program from May 28 through August 3, 2002. We expect each
internship to provide a stipend of approximately $3000, room & board, and
transportation costs to and from Indiana University or the study site.
Undergraduates from groups underrepresented in science (women,
racial/ethnic minorities, first generation college, low income families,
or persons with disabilities) are especially encouraged to apply, but
all applicants will be considered. Applications will be accepted until
all positions are filled. For further information and application forms
contact Linda Summers, Administrative Assistant for REU/CISAB by email
at lisummer at indiana.edu. or phone 812-855-9663. More information and
application materials are available on our web site at:
From: Angela England <aengland at batcon.org>
Subject: Scholarship Announcement: Bat Conservation
Bat Conservation International - Student Scholarship Program
Approximately 15 grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 will be made in 2002,
to support research that helps document bats' roosting and feeding habitat
requirements, their ecological or economic roles, or their conservation
needs. Students enrolled in any college or university worldwide are
eligible to apply. Projects must have bat conservation relevance. The
application deadline for 2002 scholarships is 15 December 2001.
All application information and forms are available on our web page at
or write to:
Bat Conservation International
Student Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 162603
Austin, TX 78716-2603
or email aengland at batcon.org
From: safari at parawild.co.za
Subject: Wildlife Capture Course, South Africa
Wildlife Capture Courses, South Africa
NEXT COURSE IS IN DECEMBER.
Our wildlife capture field course is for wildlife professionals and students
interested in free-ranging conservation and management. If you are physically
fit, enjoy strenuous outdoor work, and a high level of adrenaline, this is the
course for you!
As a student on our course, you will learn professional and humane animal
handling during capture. Through lecture presentations and field work, we will
teach you practical techniques to maximize field success and minimize risk to
people and animals.
Your classroom topics will include chemical and mechanical game capture, drug
delivery systems, immobilization drugs, and basic veterinary procedures. And
your hands-on experience will include darting practice and wildlife captures in
We will give you plenty of personal attention because we limit each session to 8
TYPES OF CAPTURES
Your capture experience could range from a nighttime lion capture to catching
several hundred antelope in a day, depending on what captures are available at
the time. All captures are done for legitimate management reasons. Your
participation in captures will be as extensive as possible, limited only by
field conditions, the species being handled, and safety issues.
We will work with very dangerous wild animals in free-ranging situations. We
try our best to ensure your safety, however, you participate in captures at your
own risk and you must act responsibly.
You MUST be eighteen years of age or older to participate on this course.
Many of our hands-on activities require a high level of physical fitness. For
safety sake, you are expected to be able to sprint short distances (100 meters),
run medium distances (200 meters), climb over 2 meter (6 ft.) fences, and have a
great deal of endurance!
The captures you will participate on will expose you to rough conditions. You
must be prepared to be up very early, working outside, in the sun, doing
physical work most of the day. And you will have the time of your life!
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD
You will stay in a dormitory style or camping setting. Necessary camping
equipment and food will be provided. We operate in the Northern Province of
South Africa. Students will be picked up at the airport in Hoedspriut.
You can see photos and comments from students on past courses on the Parawild
Your 9-day course fee ($1700 US dollars) covers all expenses except airfare and
You can register on-line at our website
Or send us an email (safari at parawild.co.za), which will reserve your place for
30 days. Your $400 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place on
the course after those 30 days. Places on the course are reserved on a
'first-come, first served' basis.
The only exception to the non-refundable status of the deposit is if the session
you request is full. In this case, the deposit will be returned you.
The balance of tuition ($1300) will be due one month before the start of your
ABOUT PARAWILD SAFARIS
For more about Parawild, our instructors, and our students, see our website:
Check out the pictures of past courses on our 'Capture Course' page and student
comments on the 'Graffitti' page.
Fill out an application on line on our website
OUR CONTACT INFORMATION:
PO Box 4101
Phone number from outside of South Africa: +27-82-468-7001
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