STUDY ABROAD COURSE Wildlife Management & Conservation in India

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  • STUDY ABROAD COURSEWildlife Management & Conservation in India

  • Course CoordinatorShweta Trivedi BVSc, MVSc, PhD Teaching Assistant Professor/ VetPAC Director Department of Animal Science, 342-D Riddick Hall North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 Tel; 919-515-0266Fax; 919-515-6884,

    PK Malik BVSc, MVSc, MS Professor & Department Head, Wildlife Health ManagementWildlife Institute of India, Dehradun Uttaranchal,

  • INTRODUCTIONANS 495; 2 credit hours16 students (12 Undergrads + 4 DVM students)Lectures, Hands-on experience, ExamDecember 2010 onwards (~ 15-17 days)Wild animals (Tigers, Bears, Bison, Deers) & Migratory BirdsWII, 2 Tiger reserves, National Parks, Bear Rescue center

  • APPLICATION PROCEDUREApply via Study Abroad Office website (letter of intent, GPA, refundable $100 application fee)Application deadline- 30th April, 2010 (~2011)Acceptance- 15th May, 2010 (~2011)Tickets- July- AugustFirst Meeting- August

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE (DVM STUDENTS)Link to the extramural website: 1. 1. Permission to apply for Elective Credit for this experience2. Register for Dr. Levy's course- International Vet Studies (2 credits; pass/fail). 3. Dr. Levy will require a registration form a month prior to the trip. 4. After completion, a student report, at least 2 jpg photos and the supervisor evaluation are due within a month .

  • Course ObjectivesEducate and familiarize students about the exotic wildlife and effective wildlife management practices.

    2. Expose students to the current conservation challenges faced by wildlife management and human conflict issues.

    3. Acquaint students with the fascinating aspects of Indian culture, traditions and history and its integration with the wildlife education.

  • Course Requirements

    1. Reading MaterialMan-eaters of Kumaon- Jim CorbettReading material (WII) & BOOKSModule-specific material on Moodle

    2. Participation in Modules

  • Module 1- Kanha National Park Wildlife Research and Management in a National Park

  • Module 1Wildlife Research & Management in a National Park

    Familiarization with diversity of habitats, floral and faunal diversity, endangered species management, current issues and management interventions.

    Understanding concepts of core and buffer zone management.

    Habitat management, management of grasslands, endangered species- tiger, swamp deer, bison etc.

    Visitor and tourism management, interpretation facilities and environmental education.

    People park interface, communities, human dimension, man-wildlife conflict and current initiatives.

    Wildlife corridors and landscape level approach to conservationInterface livestock issues and health management.

  • Module 2- Sariska Tiger ReserveWildlife Management Practices

  • Module 2Wildlife Management Practices Orientation to a Tiger Reserve, introduction to vegetation, terrain and animal tracks & signsWildlife techniques, radio-telemetry and tracking of tigersWildlife immobilization, monitoring and post capture care , demonstration and hands-on practice Camera traps for small and large carnivores, mist netting of birdsHerbivore dung/pellet quantification, visit to vegetation enclosure site Visual health monitoring of wild ungulates

  • Module 3- Rajaji National ParkWildlife forensics & Human-Wildlife Conflict Issues

  • Module 3Wildlife Forensics & Human-Wildlife Conflict IssuesVisit to forensic lab, isolation of DNA from biological samples like tiger or leopard skin piece, sex and individual identification to link crime scene investigation.

    Overview of the process and package of community relocation, and rehabilitation program implemented in a National Park, understand the intricacies and difficulties of implementing a relocation project.


    Attained autonomous status in 1986 Training, Research, Education & Advisory mandate in the field of Wildlife ConservationMainly field based programs

  • Wildlife Health Management Teaching & Training Modules on Wildlife Health Management and Wildlife ImmobilizationCaptive management of wildlife Disease investigation and biological sampling Emerging and zoonotic diseases Applied ResearchTraining of frontline staffSero-epidemiological study on wild and domestic ungulates in Sariska Tiger Reserve Infectious diseases of lions & tigers Investigation of feline-panleucopaenia in tigers Mortality investigation of Himalayan musk deer Emerging zoonotic diseases Genetic studies on rhinoBiological sampling for disease investigationRadio-collaring of bison

  • Radio collaring a wild tiger

  • Immobilization and radio collaring of male tiger in Ranthambore National Park for reintroduction in Sariska Tiger Reserve

  • Transport crate being loaded to helicopter in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

  • Transportation of tiger to Sariska Tiger Reserve

  • Dancing Bear Rescue & Rehab- AGRA

  • AssessmentPre-Departure Quiz = 100 pointsField Journal & participation= 150 pointsModules = 150 pointsFinal Exam/Paper = 100 pointsTotal = 500 points


  • ScholarshipsStudy Abroad officeSCAVMAIVSATalk to Dr. Mike Levy!!

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