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Large Carnivores Course The special case of the Giant Panda

Management, maintenance and conservation

A course aimed at professionals and university students of biology, veterinary medicine, etc. ..... and all those interested in learning, from the best professionals, how is the management in controlled conditions of large carnivores (bears, wolves, mink, cats) and the special case of giant pandas. We will discuss their needs, reproduction, transport, captive breeding and reintroduction programs, veterinary medicine, conservation programs, etc.... 

The course will take place at Aula del Océano, in the Environmental Education Building of Madrid Zoo Aquarium.

DATES

26 and 27 February 2022.

TIME

Saturday from 9:00am to 6:30pm. (Approximate hours) Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. (Approximate timetable).

WHO FOR

Recommended for university students (Biology, Veterinary, Environmental studies, Psychology,...) and general public.

PRICE

Course: 110€

3 Courses Voucher: 10% discount

4 Courses Voucher: 15% discount

5 Courses Voucher: 20% discount

Cancellation of the reservation and, consequently, the refund of the payment, must be made at least one week in advance or, if applicable, duly justified.

Program

9:00 am. 

9:15 am - 11:00 am. 

11:00 am - 11:30 am. 

11:00 am - 12:30 pm. 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm. 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. 

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm. 

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm. 

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. 

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. 

5:30 pm 

6:00 pm 

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Reception of participants. Accreditations. Inauguration of the course.
Introduction: carnivorous order. Taxonomic classification and biological characteristics. Carnivores of the world. Agustín López Goya. Director of Biology. Madrid Zoo Aquarium
Break.
Methodologies for the study and conservation of the Iberian lynx. Germán Garrote. Life Iberlince Project. Environment and Water Agency of the Regional Government of Andalusia.
Maintenance of large carnivores in controlled conditions. Nutrition. María Delclaux Real De Asúa. Conservator of Terrestrial Mammals. Madrid Zoo Aquarium
Lunch break.
Enrichment and training programs. Rebeca Ortega. Degree in Biology. Caretaker specialized in Panda Bears. Madrid Zoo Aquarium
Environmental enrichment program in different facilities (Practical Session I).
End of day
Sunday, February 27, 2022
Reception of participants.
Environmental enrichment program in different facilities (Practical Session II).
The European mink, a conservation challenge. Ex-situ conservation: the last hope for the European mink? Carmen Aranda. Veterinarian and Director of FIEB (Foundation for Ethology and Biodiversity Research).
Giant panda reproduction and breeding. Eva Martínez Nevado. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Madrid Zoo Aquarium
Lunch break.
Veterinary medicine in large carnivores. Juncal García. Department of Veterinary Medicine. Madrid Zoo Aquarium Parques Reunidos Foundation
Strategy for the conservation of the brown bear in the Cantabrian mountain range. Rubén Moreno-Opo. Ministry of Ecological Transition.
Conclusions and awarding of diplomas.

Speakers

  • Agustín López Goya. Director of Biology. Madrid Zoo Aquarium Parques Reunidos Group.
  • Germán Garrote.  Life Iberlince Project. Environment and Water Agency of the Regional Government of  Andalusia.
  • Rebeca Ortega. Degree in Biology. Caretaker specialized in Panda Bears. Madrid Zoo Aquarium Parques Reunidos Group.
  • María Delclaux Real De Asúa. Curator of Terrestrial Mammals. Madrid Zoo-Aquarium. Parques Reunidos Group.
  • Carmen Aranda. Veterinarian and Director of FIEB (Foundation for Research in Ethology and Biodiversity).
  • Eva Martínez Nevado. Head of the Veterinary Department. Madrid Zoo Aquarium.
  • Juncal García. Veterinary Department. Madrid Zoo Aquarium Parques Reunidos Group.
  • Rubén Moreno-Opo. Ministry of Ecological Transition.
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