Course

Conservation Science and Practice in Peru

SFS 3800

Conservation Science and Practice in Peru

4 credits

This course introduces the concepts, tools, and incentives to effect conservation of the environment and natural resources. The field of conservation is focused on protecting biological diversity—including ecosystems, species, and genetic diversity—by promoting processes, both ecological and social, that support biodiversity. The course focuses on five core themes: what biodiversity is; why biodiversity is important; threats to biodiversity; strategies for conservation; and the concept of sustainability. We explore the practical aspects of conservation using local case studies, considering the array of conservation strategies in the region, and using this lens to evaluate global concerns on a local scale.

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Semester

The Living Amazon

Peru
14 Weeks
18 Credits
Fall 2024
Sep 4 - Dec 15
Open
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 9
Open