Pakistan Wildlife Foundation and University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore have arranged a Taxidermy Training Workshop.
Taxidermy is an art of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals especially vertebrates for display and other sources of study. It is a source of information and awareness raising about biodiversity and portraying the ecological role of different species. It is the fundamental art to establish Natural History Museums. It helps in preparation of dead animals for education, scientific data base maintenance and reference material in scientific studies. It also provides a source of income to the trained persons (Taxidermists) as they can get jobs in Natural History Museums as curators, assistant curators or taxidermists. Taxidermists can also earn through practicing this art for making trophies for hunters.
Course Objectives: The objectives of this basic course are to educate and train the persons associated with and interested in natural history museums and animal preservation and stuffing techniques.
Course Duration: Three days (March 28-30, 2013)
Course Timing: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
Participants: Officials of natural history museums, students, nature lovers, artists and hunters
Number of Participants: 30
Prof. Z. B. Mirza, Pakistan Wildlife Foundation
Dr. Ather Rafi, National Insect Museum, NARC, Islamabad
Mr. S. H. H. Jaffery, Pakistan Wildlife Foundation