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Connecting people across cultures through migratory animals

Efforts to understand and conserve connectivity among animal populations around the world will only succeed if scientists, educators, agencies, and conservation groups work together. These educational partnerships are important both locally and internationally.

Efforts by the Migratory Connectivity Project

  • Integration of migratory connectivity data into environmental decision making of managers and policy makers
  • Cooperation and partnerships with governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations
  • Public education programs about migratory connectivity and international conservation
  • Technical lectures and presentations on the Migratory Connectivity Project website are widely available
  • Course development on migratory connectivity taught by experts and made widely available

training and education

Taking migratory connectivity education on the road

  • A course on animal movements was led recently at the National Museum of Kenya in 2011.
  • Generally involves 10 faculty members and 20-30 students.
  • Usually held at a university field station with funds being raised to provide travel and accommodations for faculty and students.
  • Please contact Susan Haig ( for more information on hosting the course at your institution.

MCP Educational Partners

Our partners in education are faculty members from around the world interested in furthering the education of their students in the importance of understanding migratory connectivity and the techniques involved in the field. New educational partners include:

  • Dr. Carlos Bianchi, Central University of Brasilia, Brazil.
  • Dr. Greg Kopij, University of Namibia, Namibia.
  • Dr. Iara Lopes, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Dr. Ben Riskie, National Museum of Kenya, Kenya.

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