Spend a semester in the heart of an ancient rainforest when you study abroad in Australia with SFS. This program addresses the loss and fragmentation of these once-extensive rainforests, and examines environmental policies on local and national levels. SFS staff and students, in collaboration with local landholders and stakeholder organizations, focus on enhancing the condition of tropical rainforests and determining how to regenerate and restore the rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands. Of particular importance are the upland remnant forests threatened by climate change and the riparian forests that play an important role in the health of downstream ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef. Students also work with indigenous groups to explore the cultures and livelihoods of Aboriginal communities, current and historical natural resource management by these groups, and the connection of these communities to their surrounding changing environments.
March 14, 2018