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  • Dr John Wedderburn
    ... From: Francine Neago To: Dr John Wedderburn Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 11:36 AM Subject: Re: School of animal behaviour Dear Dr. Wedderburn, Please be
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Francine Neago
      To: Dr John Wedderburn
      Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 11:36 AM
      Subject: Re: School of animal behaviour

      Dear Dr. Wedderburn,
      Please be kind enough to send the school papers to
      the aapn group. I finally have a home page:
      www.orangutanlanguage.com
      www.orangutanlanguage.com/ums/ethologycourse.html
      I am also trying to buy land on the Kinabatangan river
      in Sabah to protect and soon feed the wildlife there
      that have nowhere to go. I need to save it forever
      through a non profit organization.
      Very best to you.
      Francine

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      School of Animal Behaviour,
      University Malaysia Sabah,
      C/O PROF. DATIN MARYATI
      DEPARMENT OF BIOLOGY,
      UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH,
      KOTA KINABALU, SABAH,
      EAST MALAYSIA.
      PERSON TO CONTACT : DR. FRANCINE NEAGO
      E-MAIL : FRANCINENGAPP@...

      INTRODUCTION
      We wish to establish an International School of Ethology (animal
      behaviour) where generations of students can study animals in this
      unique environment and thus protect species for future generations.
      The school will attract local and international professors and a
      great number of students, as it is the only one of its kind.

      The exchange of valuable information, both technological and
      zoological, will create joint publications with other internationally
      recognized entities. This will place Sabah on the world map in the
      field of the protection of endangered animal species.

      Veterinarians who wish to have hands on experience with wildlife will
      have the opportunity to do so. PhD. Candidates will be able to do
      their thesis in the jungle and at the Orangutan rehabilitation center
      of Sepilok. Students will obtain valuable practical and theoretical
      experience.

      THE SCHOOL OF ETHOLOGY
      The school will provide a chance to study a variety of Bornean
      animals in semi-captive and in jungle environments. The professors
      and students will live in Sepilok PLUMS complex and at the University
      in Kota Kinabalu for the theory.
      Fields trips, films and videos will be used as teaching aids in
      addition to Postgraduate Scientists giving lectures in their
      respective fields.

      Program
      The courses are designed for international Students with a Bachelor
      of Science degree. One month courses up to courses of one year.
      The courses cover the following subjects:

      ONE MONTH COURSE
      General wildlife dynamics – learning about each species specific
      needs to survive and reproduce.
      Handling and care of rehabilitating animals ( mostly Orangutan ) at
      the Sepilok rehabilitation Center.
      Simple veterinary Techniques (optional)
      First aid and CPR
      Basic Zoology
      Diets

      THREE MONTHS COURSE
      All the above plus:
      Common animals diseases / Zoonosis ( diseases transmitted from animal
      to man )
      Restraining and tranquillizing of wild animals ( relocation,
      operations act. )
      Management of Biodiversity and Ecosystems
      Recognition of snakes, butterflies and beetles

      SIX MONTHS COURSE
      All subjects from the first and three month courses plus:
      Advanced Veterinarian Technologies (optional)
      Study of local Flora and their medical uses
      Management of Biodiversity and Ecosystems
      Diseases of Wildlife
      Husbandry and Reproduction
      Nutrition/Hygiene
      Veterinary Assistant Training

      The courses will be taught by British, American, French and Italian
      Professors.

      TOURS AT THE WEEKENDS
      Sukau Proboscis Monkey Tour
      Crocodile Farm
      Poring Hot Springs/Butterfly Farm
      Bilit Homestay Kinabatangan rive (rive primates)

      POST GRADUATES
      ( Veterinarians, Zoologists, Ethologists, Primatologists and
      Biologists )

      PhD. Candidates are invited to do their thesis on specific animal
      species.
      Scientists will use the ultra modern facilities of the University of
      Malaysia Sabah and have hands-on experience in the field. If they
      wish, they can also give lectures to our students. The PhD thesis
      will be published with their respective Universities, with a copy to
      UMS. Veterinarians who wish to know wildlife will be invited to
      participate.

      EXISTING SUPPORT
      The University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS) has taken this School of
      Ethology under its umbrella.
      Forty eight accommodations are ready for the students at ( PLUM ) 300
      meters from the Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Sepilok at Mile
      14, Sandakan, Sabah, East Malaysia. A house is being built at the
      beautiful Jungle Lodge for the professionals 100 meters from the
      worksite.

      International professors will participate in teaching the courses.

      The students will study at the University (UMS) in Kota Kinabalu
      Sabah and at the Sepilok Orangutan Center also in the jungle.
      The University of Malaysia Sabah will issue a certificate of
      completion for the given courses.


      Important benefits to Sabah
      Working under experts in their field, the students will gain
      expertise allowing them to work in zoological gardens, veterinarian
      clinics and safari parks the world over. Schools of animal behavior
      in other countries have had to close down for lack of wildlife.

      Sabah will benefit from an increase in academic levels through
      exposure to international scientists, publication, documentary films
      and videos. This can benefit also the whole of Malaysia and be pilot
      project for other countries to follow in the field of education,
      preservation and rehabilitation.

      These courses will increase the importance of Sabah as a nature
      tourism site.

      Sabah has the unique sub species of elephants { Pigmy Elephants ) and
      the proboscis monkey. We hope to be allowed to participate in Sabah's
      efforts to protect these and other highly endangered animals species.

      BOOK TO BRING ALONG:
      Each student should choose one book to bring along from this short
      list:

      The Theory of Island Biography (Princeton Landmarks in Biology
      - Robert H. MacArthur

      Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide
      - Joanna M. Setchell, Deborah J. Curtis (Editor)
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