animal conservation student returns from Madagascar visit
Burnham-On-Sea animal conservation student has just returned from
a month in Madagascar working on a wildlife study.
Lee, 22, went on the trip as part of her second year of an Animal
Conservation Foundation Degree offered by Bridgwater College in
partnership with Oxford Brookes University.
lived for a month on the beach camp on Nosy Be island, surrounded
by mangroves and rainforest, surveying birds, reptiles and lemurs.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It offered the perfect setting
to see Madagascar's fish eagles, different species of lemur, countless
lizard species and turtles, and the surrounding ocean made for
some awesome snorkelling."
cannot adequately describe this amazing country; the wildlife,
the locals, the culture and the environment. Going abroad for
work experience was one of the best decisions I have ever made,
and has confirmed in my mind that I have chosen the right degree
and career path for me."
island's habitats are slowly being degraded due to logging and
the establishment of vanilla plantations and the surveys were
aimed at discovering the impact of this on the wildlife population.
Liddell, Megan's tutor, added: "The work-based learning serves
as an opportunity to create employment links and it is often through
these placements that students gain future employment. Next year
will see the first BSc (top-up) in Animal Conservation at Bridgwater
College in association with Oxford Brookes, which means that students
will be able to convert their Foundation Degree into a full Honours
Degree by spending a further year studying at the College."
used the trip to complete her work-based learning unit, which
is designed to equip students with employability skills and enable
them to progress in their careers.