Part 5: Emerging Voices for Animal in Tourism Conference Mini-Series 2023 Transcript
We discuss Sharmini' s work with communities near tourist attractions to solves issues of wildlife conflict... those adorable monkeys that the tourists are feeding at the shrine can cause real havoc in surrounding neighborhoods!
Guest: Sharmini Julita Paramasivam is a senior lecturer at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey. She graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2008 from Universiti Putra Malaysia and worked in small animal and wildlife practice. Sharmini has an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from University of Edinburgh and focuses her teaching and practice on animal behaviour, welfare and human animal interaction. In 2022, she received senior fellowship in higher Community attitudes towards macaques in urban Malaysian tourism education from UK’s Advance HE. Sharmini leads the Animal Neighbours Project in Malaysia which aims to reduce negative interactions between wildlife and humans in urban spaces.
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Host: Marika completed her MA in Anthrozoology at the University of Exeter, UK in 2016 and upon moving back to the Seattle area of Washington state she joined the board of Homeward Pet Adoption Center. She also holds a University degree in Zoology (UW) and a CPDT-KA from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
Now, host of The Deal with Animals, she enjoys chatting authors, nonprofits, professionals, academics and enthusiasts about the various disciplines of Anthrozoology.
Credits: The Deal With Animals is hosted by Marika. Music was composed by Kai Strandskov. Editing for this episode by Marika Bell
This Podcast is part of the IROAR Animals Podcasting Network