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15 April 2016
Applications Open!
4th 2016 Australian Wildlife Conservation Training Course (Introductory)
Applications open: 15 April (Fri.) - 15 June, 2016 (Wed.)@
Second round applications may be called for, in some circumstances

When: August 29 (Mon.) - September 11 (Sun.), 2016 (14 days)
Available placesF12 (Minimum 10 participants)

Lectures and training will be provided at a state government koala hospital and wildlife park and the University of Queensland, etc. The course is replete in practical training in animal husbandry and clinical training involving marsupials (koalas, kangaroos, etc.) and monotremes (platypus and echidnas), something that is simply impossible to do in Japan. Autopsy pracs utilising koalas and other animals that died of disease or were killed in traffic accidents are also included in the course, which provides a valuable and unique learning experience not only for Japanese, but also Australian students and other adults involved in animal and veterinary areas. Participants will also visit carers who are raising koalas, platypi and other wildlife that were orphaned not long after birth and see for themselves the role that everyday citizens also play in wildlife conservation in Australia.

Please go to the 'Tour & Course information' page for more details about each course http://www.ajwcef.org/english/tour-info.main.htm



27 October 2015
Applications Open!
1st 2016 Australian Marine Life Conservation Training Course (Introductory)
2nd 2016 Australian Wildlife Conservation Training Course (Advanced)
3rd 2016 Australian Wildlife Conservation Training Course (Introductory)


Applications open: 15 October (Thur.) - 30 November, 2015 (Mon.)@
Second round applications may be called for, in some circumstances
If you wish to apply for the 3rd 2016 Australian Wildlife Conservation Training Course (Introductory), please be sure to read the extra information regarding flights at the end of this post.


1st 2016 Australian Marine Life Conservation Training Course (Introductory)

When: February 27 (Sat.) - March 6 (Sun.), 2016 (9 days)
Available placesF15 (Minimum 8 participants)


This course will be conducted under the guidance of university researchers at the Moreton Bay Research Station, a facility of the prestigious University of Queensland (ranked 11th in the world in the areas of agriculture and environmental studies).

Moreton Bay has one of the highest levels of marine life diversity and is one of the few dugong habitats in the world. It is home to dolphins, manta rays, humpback whales (July-November) and many other creatures.

Researchers and students from Europe and the United States also travel to and stay at this centre for research and training, creating a very international and highly academic environment. This environment also gives participants in the course a valuable opportunity to develop international networks.


2nd Australian Wildlife Conservation Training Course (Advanced)

When: March 5 (Sat.) - March 13 (Sun.), 2016 (9 days)
Available placesF10 (Minimum 7 participants)


Practical training will be provided at a specialist level in wildlife conservation, particularly endangered Australian species. Participants will also learn about captive breeding, recovery plans, the rescue and rehabilitation of injured wildlife and the care of orphaned wildlife, and ecological observations of wildlife in the natural environment will provide the basis for consideration on how urban wildlife can co-exist with humans. In addition, training will provide an avenue to learn about wildlife diseases, epidemiological knowledge regarding zoonoses, biosecurity methods, and ethics and animal welfare in relation to wildlife conservation and rescue. There will also be the opportunity to interact with local veterinarians, rangers and other people involved in environmental conservation. 


3rd Australian Wildlife Conservation Training Course (Introductory)

When: March 13 (Sat.) - March 27 (Sun.), 2016 (15 days)
Available placesF12 (Minimum 10 participants)

Lectures and training will be provided at a state government koala hospital and wildlife park and the University of Queensland, etc. The course is replete in practical training in animal husbandry and clinical training involving marsupials (koalas, kangaroos, etc.) and monotremes (platypus and echidnas), something that is simply impossible to do in Japan. Autopsy pracs utilising koalas and other animals that died of disease or were killed in traffic accidents are also included in the course, which provides a valuable and unique learning experience not only for Japanese, but also Australian students and other adults involved in animal and veterinary areas. Participants will also visit carers who are raising koalas, platypi and other wildlife that were orphaned not long after birth and see for themselves the role that everyday citizens also play in wildlife conservation in Australia.

Please go to the 'Tour & Course information' page for more details about each course http://www.ajwcef.org/english/tour-info.main.htm

**Special notice to participants in the 3rd Australian Wildlife Conservation Training Course (Introductory) - Please consider the following when making your flight reservation.

Previously, participants coming from Narita to the Gold Coast with Jetstar could utilise a convenient and relatively low-cost direct flight the night before the first day of the course (assembly day) and arrive just after 6 ofclock in the morning in time for the 8 a.m. assembly time. However, Jetstar recently announced that it would no longer be operating direct flights on every day of the week, with flights on some days requiring a stop-over. For this course, the assembly time is 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the arrivals lobby of the Gold Coast Airport. Unfortunately, the overnight flight from Narita on March 12 is not a direct flight, meaning that a stop-over is scheduled and the arrival time at the Gold Coast is now after 11 a.m., too late for the 8 a.m. assembly time. Other airlines may be used, but each of these also requires a stop-over, which complicates matters. 

As such, AJWCEF has decided that participants who wish to use Jetstarfs direct flight from Narita to the Gold Coast on March 11 to arrive one day early will still be greeted by AJWCEF at 8 a.m. on March 12 and taken to the advertised accommodation . In such cases, AJWCEF will subsidise half of the cost of the extra night of accommodation, and participants will be required to make a separate payment of $30 AUD (approx. 2700 JPY) upon arrival. At the time of this notice, the cost of the direct flight on March 11 was more than 15,000 JPY lower than the March 12 flight which includes a stop-over. (This applies only to those participants who will not already be in Australia prior to the commencement of the course.)

Please give careful consideration to the above when booking your flights. Please also advise our office whether you will need to be met on March 12 (Sat.) or March 13 (Sun.) so suitable arrangements can be made. Regardless of the day, participants are asked to assemble at 8 a.m. at the arrivals lobby of the Gold Coast Airport. Thank you.


25 September 2015
The 4th (Wildlife Conservation) Introductory Training course has successfully completed!!

When
23 August  (Sun.) |@6 September (Sun.) , 2015@(15 days) 


Take part in practical training and lectures about some of Australiafs better-known unique wildlife (marsupials and monotremes) to learn the basics about their anatomy and ecology, as well as learn about the fundamentals of protection and husbandry management. Not only will you gain knowledge about the natural environment of the eucalyptus forests that are vital habitat for wildlife, our program also includes a tree-planting activity. 



We are currently planning 2016 Marine life (Introductory), Wildlife (Introductory & Advanced)!




1 July 2015

Applications for the 3rd (Marine Life Conservation) Introductory Training Course is now closed.

2015 3rd Australian Marine Life Conservation Training Course (introductory)
When
15 August  (Sat.)
|@23 August (Sun.) , 2015@(9 days)
Number of Participants
15
iAJWCEF members will be given priority. )


This course will involve the study of marine environments and the basics of wildlife conservation at the University of Queenslandfs Moreton Bay Research Station (MBRS). This course is run in cooperation with the University of Queensland, which is a leading authority among Australian Universities in this field.

The MBRS is on North Stradbroke Island, one of the largest sand islands in the world, which is situated in Moreton Bay on the eastern coast of Australia. This part of the ocean is home to dugongs, sea turtles, rays, dolphins, whales (between July and November), and a diverse array of fish, marine plants and more, making it a hub for subtropical marine research.

During the course, students will be staying at the MBRS with other researchers and students from across the world, as well as receiving instruction and guidance from teachers from the University of Queensland. This will allow the students to actively interact with people from all over the world in their free time. 





7 Oct 2015
See new photos from the introductory wildlife
conservation training course (August) in our Photo Gallery! http://album.ajwcef.org/

22 May 2015
Report on the March 2015 Introductory & Advanced Training Course has been posted on AJWCEF News page!
http://www.ajwcef.org/english/ajwcef-news.htm


8 April 2015

See new photos from the advanced wildlife
conservation training course in our Photo Gallery! http://album.ajwcef.org/


31 Oct 2014

Report on the August 2014 Introductory Training Course has been posted on AJWCEF News page!
http://www.ajwcef.org/english/ajwcef-news.htm


24 Oct 2014

See new photos from the introductory marine life
 conservation training course in our Photo Gallery! http://album.ajwcef.org/

6 Oct 2014
See new photos from the introductory wildlife conservation training course in our Photo Gallery! http://album.ajwcef.org/

9 July 2014
AJWCEF introduces Japanese viewers to wildlife conservation activities on national television -NHK BS-1!
Program: Sekai Bikkuru Animal City!

Schedule: live broadcast on 13 July (Sun). 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. (Japan time)
iAlso on NHK World premium on 14 July (Mon) at 4:10 p.m. (Japan time)
(Repeated 4 August, 8 p.m. (Japan time)
http://www.nhk.or.jp/agora/yotei/index.html

April 14 2014
See new photos from the introductory wildlife conservation training course in our Photo Gallery! http://album.ajwcef.org/


28 March 2014

A blue-eyed koala visited our hospital!

It was a rare event when this blue-eyed koala was brought in to the Moggill Koala Hospital, one of the locations where AJWCEF wildlife conservation training course participants undertake practical training. This koala returned to the bush in good health after receiving a check-up at the hospital. (Photo: Moggill Koala Hospital)



14 February 2014

Chunichi Newspaper features AJWCEF two-way broadcasting educational program@
Chunichi Newspaper

AJWCEFfs program of conducting environmental education in a second language via internet link-up is going full pace. The newspaper told readers about the live internet link-up session conducted on February 10 between Minami-Katabira Elementary School in Gifu prefecture, Japan, and Pullenvale State School in Queensland, Australia.

Through this program, AJWCEF also links Japanese high schools with Australian high schools and environmental conservation facilities to not only deepen ties between the two nations, but also raise awareness about environmental conservative.

20 July 2012
*Two-way broadcasting 
Environmental and Language Education using Internet Skype   between the two countries of Australia and Japan

Japanese goes global (From Cleveland District State High School  Newsletter)
Language learning at Cleveland High took a giant step forward on the first day of Term 3 when we linked up with Kani City Technical College, near Nagoya in Japan, for a video conference with a group of Japanese students during their English lesson. Year 8 students Celine Gatzias, Maeve Campbell, Naveen Campbell and James Lewis volunteered at very short notice to talk to the Japanese students and narrate a slide show that presented a pictorial overview of our school. They then answered questions which the Japanese students asked about the school and Australia before using their own Japanese language skills to ask the Kani City students about Japan. They did a fantastic job and it was obvious that the Japanese students really enjoyed talking to them and hearing about Australia.

It was a wonderful opportunity to communicate with people in Japan and just a sample of what the future holds for students who choose to study a foreign language at this school. The technology available in the Languages Centre has enabled us to establish a regular connection with Kani City schools, so that our students have the chance to communicate directly with Japanese students.
Congratulations to Celine, Naveen, Maeve and James for such a friendly and well delivered presentation On the global 
stage!


1 May 2012
*Australian Federal Government Place Koalas on the Vulnerable Species List
On the global On April 30, the federal government reclassified koalas as 'vulnerable'under Australia's Environment Act in Queensland, New South Wales and the koala habitat in those areas.



** Photos of AJWCEF wildlife conservation study tours and training courses can be seen in our Photo Gallery. 

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