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WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT & CONSERVATION,
TANZANIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Students in this program are exposed to wildlife management practices and the complex issues involving sustainable wildlife conservation in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem of Tanzania. The course combines concepts and principles of ecology, natural resource management, and socioeconomics which are central to effective and sustainable wildlife conservation. Students develop skills to explore the ecology, social organization, and behavior of common African large mammals.
  • Learn about social organization, basic taxonomy, and conservation status of charismatic large mammals in African savanna ecosystems
  • Go on game drives in world-famous national parks and conservation areas
  • Practice basic skills in field techniques such as animal identification and behavioral ecology of larger African wild mammals, vegetation and wildlife sampling, social surveys and participatory methods
  • Visit local villages and group ranches to understand local organizational components and community dynamics related to the challenges of rural livelihood and wildlife conservation
  • Develop recommendations and potential solutions to conservation challenges in Tarargire-Lake Manyara ecosystem
  • Travel on field lectures to study changing land uses among pastoral communities and implications of these to wildlife and environmental conservation


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 04/10/2018 04/10/2018 TBA TBA