Summer Session II

Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants

Cambodia

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Get into the field!

This summer, come and study elephants within a lush tropical wildlife sanctuary while exploring the livelihoods of the Bunong indigenous people who have incorporated elephants as part of their culture for many generations. Not only will you learn about elephant behaviour and ecology in a tropical forest ecosystem, you will discover the conservation issues facing wild elephants. Explore the challenges of the human-elephant interface associated with increasing human populations and habitat destruction. Students on this program earn 4 academic credits.
 

Meet your professor, Dr. Megan English

Language:
Coursework is taught in English
Credits:
4
Prerequisites:
None

Summer session II


Location

Siem Reap Province - Cambodia


Summer 2018

July 9 - August 8

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$4,500

Room & Board:

$2,000


?   Total Cost:

$6,500

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Academics

Cambodia Mondulkuri Elephants II C

What You'll Study


  • Asian elephant ecology and conservation
  • Cambodia’s highland ecosystems
  • Traditional culture of the Bunong people
  • Human-elephant interaction and conflicts
  • Wildlife management policies
  • Elephant health and welfare

What You'll Practice


  • Quantitative field methods with a focus on distance sampling and line-transect surveys
  • Interviewing and qualitative research methods
  • Conflict mitigation strategy development
  • Behavioral observations of social interactions, foraging, and welfare of elephants
  • Data collection and oral presentation


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Center for Conservation and Development Studies


Cambodia

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Conservation and Development Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Click here to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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