Pre-Symposium Training on Field Methods in Primate Conservation Biology

5, 6, & 7th February, 2020

Course fees:

10000.00 for Indian sub Continents (including main symposium)

500.00 $ for foreign participants – includes registration fees and kits, Fooding & lodging for pre and main symposium


Post graduate student in Life Science, Botany, Zoology, Forestry science, Wildlife Biology / Anthropology & Humanities, Early career PhD Scholar / NGO representative / Forest Personnel

Application procedure:

Letter of interest, NOC from parent organization, write up on how it will benefit primate conservation in their respective work area along with the course fee.

Application open 1st July 2019 to 30th September 2019

Selection: 1st October 2019.


Training contents/components andschedule :

Day 1


Primate Taxonomy& Global diversity, /Primates of India

Primate Phylogeny

Research design

Overview of Field Study Methods:

Behavioral Sampling / Population Survey (including GIS/GPS) / Biological Sampling Methods: Field Research Equipments (blow pipe, range finders, GPS, radio telemetry, camera traps, drone etc). 


Day 2

Field visit/

Vegetation sampling/

Conservation Photography

Human-primate interface: Conflict and Coexistence:

Contexts of interaction and conflict

Primate Pathogens and Zoonotic Transmission

Conservation/Management Strategies



Day 3

Field visit/

Meta-population management

Science communication

Creating a Successful Curriculum Vitae (“CV”)

Funding sources and Proposal writing 

The Scientific Manuscript Preparation  to  Publication


Post-evaluation Feed back

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