What our members get up to
•Rowenna's USA Wildlife Internship
•Working on the UK national cycle network
•Martin's lectures in Brazil
Rowenna's Wildlife Internship
Rowenna Cerro of Peru spent several months on an internship rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife, animal victims of the exotic pet trade, human abuse, laboratory research, etc.
The Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc. is a wildlife sanctuary located in Texas, and currently provides care for over 300 permanent residents and takes in 7000 animals annually. They work on a volunteer basis, but have a small group of dedicated staff and they also accept interns from around the world.
"I had a great time working with mountain lions, jaguars, black bears, bobcats, almost 90 primates, over 70 species of birds, iguanas, snakes, foxes, racoons, tons of babies," said Rowenna. "I learned a lot about animal husbandry, rehabilitation and reintroduction of indigenous wildlife in the area, and about the physiology of many animals. It was a great experience."
UK Cycle Network boardwalk construction
Bristol University Conservation Group, of which 3 WYOCCers are members, worked with Andrew Moulton of the North Devon Coast and Countryside Service to build boardwalks on either side of a bridge on a branch of the Tarka Trail (Route 3 of the National Cycle Network) at Sytham Manor near Taddiport, Devon.
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See also: UK National Cycle Network
New Hamburg Lectures
Martin Dietrich Brauch of Brazil was invited by the New Hamburg Lutheran Foundation for Education to give a series of lectures about climate change, youth participation in CoPs, the Kyoto Protocol and its Mechanisms.
Travelling 320km from Pelotas by bus and train, Martin felt the trip was worthwhile as nearly 300 young people of varying ages had heard him speak:
"I loved to have talks with those people, especially with the 14/15 year-olds: they were the most interested and got so involved in the discussions."
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