Training on Wildlife Research Techniques by Department of Zoology, University of
Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM)
A three day course on Wildlife Research Techniques was
inaugurated today at Department of Zoology, University of Science and
Technology, Meghalaya (USTM).
The training is organized by the Department of Zoology, University of Science
and Technology, Meghalaya in collaboration with Aaranyak (a Scientific and
Industrial Research Organisation). The training will be continued till 7th
January, 2016. Mr. M. Hoque, Chancellors of the USTM inaugurated the training
while Prof. P. C. Bhattacharjee, former head, Department of Zoology, Gauhati
University had attended the inaugural session as the Chief Guest.
Over thirty three participants from Pondicherry, West Bengal, Sikkim,
Maharashtra, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Delhi have attended the
training. The training will provide several research techniques on wildlife
including tiger, co-predator and prey monitoring, birds identification, arboreal
species identification and survey techniques, field survey of herpetofauna and
aquatic fauna, handling of GPS, camera trapping, preparation of educational
materials for conservation, wildlife photography techniques, etc.
In view of the huge response and rush of the participants, the university is
planning to organize a second batch of training very shortly.