The course will cover:
✔ 5 Inexcusable Mistakes in FOOD MANAGEMENT OF WILD ANIMALS in clinics, zoos, parks, breeding sites - Prof. and PhD Student Ana Raquel - Fauna em Foco
✔ How to reduce your chances of failing in WILDLIFE FOOD MANAGEMENT - Zootrition 2020: Zoo Diet Software Upgrade - Prof. Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld - Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University, UK - International speaker.
✔ 5 tips for you to succeed in the area of food and nutrition management of wild animalsProf. Msc. Dalton Araujo Antunes - Fauna em Foco.
Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld
Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld has been working in the area of Comparative Animal Nutrition for many years. Her interest began with being exposed to wild animals (possums, raccoons, crocodiles (bad choice!), salamanders, turtles and rabbits, together with regular pets (dogs, cats, ducks, chickens) and cattle (pigs and lambs in her kitchen!) as she grew up in Iowa with her dad, who was a livestock veterinarian. She studied Fisheries and Wildlife Biology for a couple of years, then Animal Science during her undergraduate years at the University of Iowa, and more detailed graduation studies in Animal Nutrition at Cornell University (giant pandas for a Master’s Degree project; wombats, kangaroos and rabbits for her PhD). Dr. Dierenfeld headed the Department of Wildlife Nutrition at the Wildlife Conservation Society (based at the Bronx Zoo) for 17 years before moving back to the Midwest and manage the Nutrition Department at the St. Louis Zoo. She spent many years working various posts in the animal and pet feed industry, has undertaken field work on 6 continents, and mentors multiple graduate students globally. She is currently an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, CEO of Comparative Nutrition Society, and consults privately with a number of zoos, companies, wildlife organizations and individuals. Her team has developed and managed Zootrition, a record-keeping software, over the past 2 decades, and she has published over 200 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
MSc. Ana Raquel Faria
BA in Animal Science from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Master in Animal Nutrition from UFRRJ, and doctoral candidate in Ecology and Natural Resources at the State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF). Over 20 years' experience in the field of environment, ex situ and in situ management for wildlife conservation. Prof. Ana Raquel has worked in institutions such as the Rio de Janeiro Zoo, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (CETAS) in Rio de Janeiro, IBAMA Headquarters in Brasília, and the Brasília Zoo. She has been a professor and coordinator of graduate studies at the UPIS and FTB Colleges, and a consultant at Itaipu Binacional, IBAMA and Carioca Engineering. In 2019, she held the position of Superintendent of Conservation and Research at the Brasília Zoo. She is currently the Conservation Director of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums of Brazil (AZAB), a researcher associated with the Project Anteaters in Brazil, and has been an instructor of the Fauna em Foco courses since 2005.
MSc. Dalton Araujo Antunes
Prof. Dalton is a zootechnician graduated from the Federal University of Lavras - UFLA, with a Master's degree from the University of Brasília - UnB. He is also a Bachelor of Law by the UPIS College, with postgraduate studies in Law by the Estácio de Sá University. He has taken the Course in English Common Law: Structure and Principles, by the University of London International Programs, and the
Environmental Law and Projects Course by PROMINAS.
He has experience as a Federal Civil Servant - Analyst of the Federal Public Administration and as Professor of Wild Animals and Animal Behavior at the UPIS College. He has been the General Coordinator of Environment at INCRA/SEDE in Brasília. He also works as a private attorney; professor of Environmental, Administrative, Constitutional and Consumer Law at the Law Course at the UPIS College; professor of Environmental Policy and Legislation at the Postgraduate Course at Faculdade da Terra in Brasília; professor of the Preparatory Course for Contests at IBAMA - Instituto Processus; coordinator of the Technical Chamber of Wild Animals of the Regional Council of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the Federal District; consultant to the United Nations Development Program – IBAMA/Headquarters in the Fauna Inspection Division of the Environmental Protection Directorate; instructor of the Training Course for Inspectors at IBAMA; instructor of the Environmental Analyst training course at IBAMA; head of the Works Licensing Nucleus, at the Federal District Environmental Secretariat. Founder of the Fauna in Foco courses.