Ying Chen (2013)
Alumni Diploma Students
I was born in Shandong Province, located in eastern part of China and known as hometown of Confucius. Soon after getting my bachelor degree of Landscape Design in 2009, I progressed to a Masters study in Science of Nature Conservation in Beijing Forestry University (BFU). During this three year period, I participated in a variety of conservation research and practice on biodiversity conservation, endangered species monitoring, habitat management and conservation action planning. This experience brought me to the Wildlife Institute, BFU in September 2012, where I had the chance to get involved in felid conservation. The project I am currently participating in is ‘Monitoring and Assessment of Indochinese Tigers in China’.
I am interested in conservation of endangered species especially wild felids, and animal welfare under captured conditions. In attending the diploma course, I wish to learn systemic knowledge and theory in research design, technical and practical skills in data collection and analysis, scientific writing skills and to gain new research ideas. I hope to prepare myself to be an excellent wildlife conservationist and contribute more to this wonderful field.