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ZoosSA Appoints Professor Kris Helgen as New Board Member

We are delighted to announce that members of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia have voted the Environment Institute’s Professor Kris Helgen as their newest Board member. Professor Helgen said he was, “excited by the opportunity for maintaining excellent rapport between the University and Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.” Professor Helgen is an expert on mammal evolution and […]

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New Director for the Centre for Applied Conservation Science

We are delighted to announce that Associate Professor Phill Cassey succeeded directorship of the Centre for Applied Conservation Science (established in 2016). Phill is a world-acclaimed Conservation Biologist in the School of Biological Sciences at The Adelaide University, with the Environment Institute. He intends to develop the Centre as a research hub for global conservation […]

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Kris Helgen features in new University advertisement

Professor Kristofer Helgen has named over 100 species of mammal and has travelled to over 50 countries through his work as a zoologist. In the new advertisement, Prof Helgen worked with the helpful students at Seacliff Primary school to rename some of the species he’s discovered with interesting results – we think they certainly have […]

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URAF is featured on Totally Wild

Totally Wild spoke to Molly Hennekam from the Centre of Applied Conservation Science and URAF about their conservation drones. The episode gave an overview of the places they’ve worked in such as studying Orangutan nests in Sumatra. URAF run regular drone training courses, if you’re interested in learning how to pilot drones. The schedule can […]

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#EpicDuckChallenge: How accurate are different wildlife monitoring approaches?

This is a big week for the Centre of Applied Conservation Science! Conservation International members are in Adelaide to hold their AGM ahead of the launch of the centre at Union House, North Terrace Campus this Friday. PhD candidate Jarrod Hodgson, who is a researcher at the Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility gave us a preview […]

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Media Release: Uni of Adelaide accredited to train drone pilots

The University of Adelaide is the first university nationally to gain accreditation to train people to fly drones or remotely piloted aircraft.  The University is offering a commercial drone course leading to the award of a Remote Pilot License, certified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA). Under Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, the […]

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Research Tuesdays: Conservation Drones

The next Research Tuesdays forum will be presented by Professor Lian Pin Koh from the Centre for Applied Conservation Science. Title: Conservation Drones When: 5:30pm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre Cost: Free, but bookings recommended Environmental conservation can be financially and physically challenging wherever it occurs, but particularly so in remote, hard-to-access, or […]

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Exploring Whale Shark Movements in Indonesia

Reaching a maximum length of 18 metres and weighing up to 21 tons, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the world’s largest fish and is found circumglobally in tropical and temperate seas. Though we know surprisingly little about the natural history and behaviour of these massive animals, they are known to gather seasonally in large […]

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Cetacean spotting in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is getting a conservation boost with plans for a marine conservation program. In collaboration with the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide, Conservation International conducted a scoping study of cetaceans in Timor-Leste. In five days, 10 whale and dolphin species were recorded. Over 2,200 individuals were sighted. Local guides, fishermen, conservation groups and […]

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Lian Pin Koh joins council for sustainable palm oil

Indonesia is at the centre of the palm oil industry. As the demand for palm oil increases around the world, concerns about the environmental impacts – including large-scale deforestation, loss of species’ habitat and forest fires – intensify. In response to this, a new initiative has been established to aid farmers in the sustainable production […]

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