Magda is an undergraduate Zoology student at the University of Glasgow, currently undertaking her MSci work placement with the RZSS WildGenes laboratory at Edinburgh Zoo. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to work in the field of conservation. Magda has a keen interest in conservation genetics and in avian research. During her placement, she hopes to develop new laboratory and data analysis skills, learn how genetic data is applied directly in conservation programmes, as well as contribute towards the RZSS conservation goals. She is most excited to get involved in the Capercaillie, Scottish Wildcat, and Northern Rockhopper Penguin projects.
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RZSS response to the UK Government’s intention to deprioritise species restoration
I was surprised and dismayed to read about the UK Government’s intention to deprioritise species restoration, which fails to recognise the importance of that vital pillar of biodiversity recovery, as well as flying in the face of recent guidance from the world authority for conservation, the IUCN.
Critically endangered wildcats now call the Cairngorms National Park home
The first round of wildcat releases in Scotland has been completed by Saving Wildcats, led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) in partnership with NatureScot, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), The Cairngorms National Park Authority, Nordens Ark and Consejería de Sostenibilidad, Medio Ambiente y Economía Azul de la Junta de Andalucía.