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The externship program provides in depth understanding of the various issues involved in wildlife health, capturing and handling wild animals and wildlife rehabilitation.

Hosting organization: Department of Wildlife Protection, Leh, Ldakh-UT, India.

Dates: 1st July to 26th September, 2023 and 2024

Eligibility: Students and aspiring biologists.

Duration: 15 days (Excluding day of arrival and departure)

Place: Leh, Ladakh, India.

Background and about the program: High altitude ecosystem is very unique and little or no study has been conducted for its habitat, species and its conservation. There is a high concern regarding climate change which impacts directly towards the habitat and species survival of the particular region. Trans-himalayan area are emerging areas for conservation of certain species as well as its habitat. Various endemic species to this area such as Snow leopard, Eurasian lynx, Tibetan wolf, Red fox, Pala’s cat, Asiatic ibex, Blue sheep, Ladakh urial, Tibetan Gazelle, Tibetan antelope, Golden eagle, Bearded Vulture, etc along with various reptile species are very unique and only present in trans Himalayan area and specially in Ladakh. 

Conservation of wildlife is the new upcoming challenge where rapid development is taking place in less explored mountain ecosystems like Trans Himalayas, that harbours unique wildlife and habitat. Considering the importance of biologists and ecologists for their various role in population estimation, behavioural studies, telemetry studies as well biodiversity conservation, etc Department of Wildlife Protection, Leh, Ladakh-UT, India in collaborate with Vanghat, Mahasheer conservancy and rural traveller is planning to organize three 15 days field program on “Ecology and Wildlife Conservation Course for aspiring Biologists and Conservationists” in Ladakh, India.


The field course is designed to give a brief idea about high altitude ecosystem and its conservation along with various scientific techniques for its population estimation, behaviour ecology along with remote sensing and GIS techniques used for wildlife conservation. These fifteen days training course is designed to train biologists and conservationists by actively involving them in a learning process which includes theoretical lecture series and also field based practical classes-use of field species identification and their population estimation techniques. population monitoring, captive wild animal management along with behaviour studies and biological sampling to provide 'hands-on' experience to all participants and better understanding of modern techniques used for wildlife conservation studies. 

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INDIA : Sumantha Ghosh, 

+91- 9761166777 | +91 971924939


FRANCE : Gerard David,


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