Students from Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus recently experienced the trip of a lifetime.
29 Animal Management students visited Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province and gained an insight into wildlife observation, maintenance of ecosystems, eradication of invasive plant species and also attended seminars and lectures.
The aim of the trip was to learn more about conservation and wildlife, particularly endangered species and to understand the involvement in managing ecosystems.
The Level 2 and 3 Animal Management and Year 2 Foundation Animal Management students also visited wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation, which works tirelessly to ensure all wild animals living in captivity or in the wild are treated compassionately.
Julia Comber, Lecturer for L3 Animal Management, said: “The trip provided a broader perspective on animal welfare in relation to conservation. The trip also provided the students with opportunities in rehabilitation and involvement in community projects, all of which are extremely useful to experience as part of their Animal Management course.”
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