Semester

Wildlife Management Studies

Tanzania

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Northern Tanzania is home to world famous protected areas including Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks, where elephants, lions, giraffe, baboons, and other large mammals roam. It is also home to indigenous communities such as the Maasai and Hadzabe, whose livelihoods are intricately entwined with the wildlife and natural resources surrounding them. This semester program examines the dynamic and complex real-world environmental issues on the ground in Tanzania. Concepts in wildlife management, behavioral ecology, impacts and adaptation to climate change, human-wildlife conflict, and community-based conservation come alive through field work, community interaction and relationships, and multi-day excursions. Culminating with a faculty-mentored research project, students conduct user-inspired research from beginning to end and then share their findings with stakeholders in the local community.

Language:
All coursework taught in English; 2-credit Swahili Language & Culture course
Credits:
18
Prerequisites:
One semester of college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science; 18 years of age

Semester


Location

Arusha Region - Tanzania


Fall 2017

August 28 - December 6

Closed

Spring 2018

January 28 - May 3

Open

Fall 2018

August 27 - December 5

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$18,000

Room & Board:

$5,250


?   Total Cost:

$23,250

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Academics

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What You'll Study


  • Wildlife identification
  • Human-wildlife conflict
  • Rangeland assessment
  • Field ornithology
  • Natural resource management
  • Community governance of protected areas
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Diverse conservation strategies

What You'll Practice


  • Natural resource valuation
  • Wildlife census techniques
  • Interview and survey methods
  • Quantitative & qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Research design and implementation
  • Scientific writing and presentation
  • Language (Swahili)

Student Research Projects


  • Impacts of climate change on biodiversity and human adaptation strategies among rural communities
  • Iraqw and Maasai community perceptions of and participation in wildlife conservation
  • Social dynamics of elephant groupings
  • Mitigation strategies in human-wildlife conflict


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Center for Wildlife Management Studies


Tanzania

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies in Rhotia, Tanzania. Click below to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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