Keen to start your conservation career? One of the most important skills any conservationist can have in their professional toolkit is the ability to conduct surveys of natural habitats. That’s because scientific conservation research is vital to the success of most conservation projects. Any conservation team highly values someone with data collection skills.
Our Introduction to Scientific Conservation Research online course, which is offered in partnership with the University of Richmond and UNC Charlotte, will show you how surveys are tied to conservation/management objectives, species identification, environmental impacts, survey planning, survey logistics, and health and safety in the field.
The course material is based on GVI’s more than two decades of experience conducting conservation research in remote locations around the world in close collaboration with local organisations. In fact, because we want all our conservation interns to know how to conduct scientific conservation research, this course is included in the program fee of all our conservation internship abroad programs.