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Conservation Medicine and Biology course in Costa Rica
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Conservation Medicine and Biology course in Costa Rica

Conservation Medicine and Biology course in Costa Rica

6/11/2016 to 7/3/2016
When: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Where: Costa Rica
Contact: Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, PhD

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Conservation Medicine is a relatively new discipline that tackles the intersection between human, animal and ecosystem  health. This course mixes the principles of conservation medicine and biology, and examines the primary conservation problems in our world (with a focus on tropical countries) in the context of health. For example, if the availability of clean water is a concern, how does water and its scarcity translate to health and disease problems now, and in the future? The course also provides a foundation on the natural history and ecology of the tropics. We both learn about and implement “techniques” that would be important for conservation biologists and practitioners (how to trap, anesthetize and collect biological samples from animals) and “principles” (through didactic lectures, discussions and experiences). It is a rigorous course that promises to challenge students physically and intellectually. The course is meant to purposely mix students of various experience levels and disciplines to allow them to gain the perspective of others early in their training. This course is perfect for students in pre-vet, ecology, wildlife management, veterinary medicine and other related fields

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Yulee, FL 32097 USA

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