Friday, 13 December 2013

Camera trapping in Mongolia

by Anna Lindblad

Last spring, the Conservation Biology programme leader sent out an e-mail about a course run by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on camera trapping survey methods in Mongolia. The course was led by Nathan Conaboy, ZSL’s field representative in Mongolia and Oliver Wearn, an Imperial College London student doing his PhD with the ZSL. Instantly I knew that Mongolia was a place that I wanted to go to. I also wanted the chance to learn something about camera trapping and its use. And so I started the nerve-racking path of getting to there.

News from the woods...

Find out the latest news from the School of Biological Science’s Plymouth Woodland Project’ and how you can get involved in surveys and work with schools to help conserve local woodland biodiversity. Read our winter newsletter here. 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

P-P-Pick up a penguin...

By Becca Miller, Conservation Biology student at Plymouth University

I travelled to Cape Town, South Africa and completed the 6-month Seabird Care and Conservation internship (January-July 2013) with SANCCOB (The South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) as part of my placement year with the university. There are other internships available: for more information you can visit the SANCCOB website ( and look at the volunteering tab for the internship section to read more about what’s available.