Happening August 17-21, 2018
The SSP Meeting: August 17, 2018
The Husbandry Course: August 18, 2018
The Workshop: August 19-21
Post-Conference Trip: Topeka Zoo August 22, 2018
Mark Louis Benedict is a core member of APE Malaysia, also known as Animal Projects & Environmental Education Sdn. Bhd. since 2008. As Project Director, he manages responsible volunteering and educational programs in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. He is also instrumental in setting up of the Kinabatangan CREATE Project (Corridor Restoration for Animals Threatened & Endangered), a dream come true for APE Malaysia to include local villagers in habitat restoration work.
Mark started his career as a naturalist and was awarded the Best Malaysian Tour Guide (Nature) 2005/2006. His passion for wildlife and environmental conservation in Sabah, his home state, led him down the path of engaging individuals on projects that positively impact wildlife welfare through habitat restoration and captive welfare. Mark also shares his skills and passion for birds and photography by instilling conservation interest in participants and the younger generation.
Mazrul Mahadzir is a PhD student at school of psychology, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. His research explores the predictive use of vision by orangutans in navigation and foraging for rewards in naturalistic environments. He used a portable eye tracker to record orangutan and human gaze as they search for rewards in a specially build foraging room. This research aim to identify and determine their gaze strategies and motor actions as they learn to search for hidden rewards inside this room. He is also a Project Director for Animal Projects and Environmental Education Sdn. Bhd. (APE Malaysia) who runs conservation and animal welfare projects. In APE Malaysia projects, he design enrichment for the apes and other animals at zoos and centers around South East Asia.
Topeka Zoo August 22, 2018
Cost is $40 and includes transportation and lunch
Early bird Registration for the Husbandry Course and the Workshop are March 1, 2018-June 1, 2018. Cost is $200 for each section.
Due to limited availability we are only excepting 30 registrants for the husbandry course and would appreciate first time attendees only.
After June 2, 2018, registration will cost $225
Conservation: During registration you will have the opportunity to offset your carbon emissions with a $10 donation.
“Your $10 donation will go toward the planting of 2 saplings in Borneo and also includes all of the miscellaneous cost that is associated with tree-planting and habitat restoration. This will include not just the price of the sapling itself, but also the manpower to plant them, logistical costs of the boats and vehicles to ferry tools, equipment and labor to and from the village to the planting sites and nurseries, maintenance work over the years of it growing up into young trees.”Register Now!
We are also looking for some new and fresh content to share with our colleagues this year. If you are interested in presenting please, submit your abstract to email@example.com. Abstracts are due by May 15, 2018. If you are wanting to present a poster instead of a full presentation, please make note of that when you turn in your abstract submission.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
- Must be in Word format
- Author’s name, affiliation, and contact information (email, address, phone) should be in the document
- Title of Paper
- Concise description of presentation not to exceed 300 words
- Please submit above information to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2018
Looking for Meal Sponsors
In trying to stick to the cost neutral goal and to keep you all well fed we are looking for organizations to sponsor breaks or the ice breaker. If anyone has any questions or would like to be a sponsor, please contact us.
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