The rationale behind the site
As the title of the course suggests, the MSc in Primate Conservation offered by Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K. is concerned with all aspects of primate conservation, both of primates in their natural habitats and in captivity. The full list of modules on the course is as follows:
- Primate Diversity, Biogeography and Status
- Genetics and Population Management
- Human/Wildlife Conflict
- Captive Management and Rehabilitation
- Research Methods
- Environmental Education
- Final Research Project (Dissertation)
This website is my submission for the practical component of the Environmental Education module. To meet the requirements of the module, students are tasked with producing an educational resource of their choice. Whilst I have chosen to create a website, I could equally have chosen to produce a poster, a video, a journal article etc.
The premise of the project is that most primates are arboreal or dependent on forests and are therefore particularly affected by deforestation and forest fragmentation (Cowlishaw and Dunbar, 2000). The following pages will consider some of the issues surrounding this premise and offer some suggestions on what can be done to help.
The outline of the site
- Educational Theory
- What are biofuels?
- What are the issues?
- What are primates?
- Status and threats
- Explanations and implications
- Biofuels and Primate Conservation
- What can you do?
- References Cited