Caitlin

Student, Project management for wildlife conservation

About Caitlin

Hi! I'm currently in my third year of my BSc in International Wildlife Biology! My focus is heavily on conservation of big cats, mainly African Lions. My current dissertation is centred around the cause for sociality in the African Lion which includes looking into evolutionary, environmental and cooperative factors of the species! In September 2022 I will be beginning my MSc in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation and I am so excited! I am hoping (fingers crossed!) that I will be able to conduct my own behaviour studies in both wild and captive environments in order to be able to suggest improvements in big cat welfare in our UK zoos. I have always loved zoos but seeing a lion in a zoo and then seeing one in wildlife sanctuary in Namibia in 2019 was a completely different experience. This made me question whether our zoos could be improved to bring some of their more natural behaviours back. 

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Not applicable/Not currently employed

Areas of expertise

Species Management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

Yes

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