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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A GIANT update
Our charity has worked with Arnaud and his team at the Wildlife Conservation Institute (ICAS) in Brazil for over a decade to safeguard endangered giant armadillos, giant anteaters and their threatened habitat.
The new scientific techniques saving an ancient species
Capercaillie (Capall coille in Scots Gaelic, meaning ‘horse of the woods’) are such rare and elusive birds in the UK that few of us nowadays would be lucky enough to see one. In this guest blog by Jocasta Mann, communications officer at the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project, find out more about the largest grouse in the world and discover how the Cairngorms Capercaillie Project is working with a wide range of partners, including scientists at RZSS WildGenes, to improve the long-term fortune of this iconic Scottish species.