Summer Session I

Fundamentals of Wildlife Management

Tanzania

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This session examines community wildlife management and sustainable wildlife conservation in Tanzania. Examine concepts and principles of ecology, wildlife management and human dimension central to sustainable wildlife conservation. Explore the socio-cultural, economic and political context of the relationship between people and wildlife through hands-on field exercises and expeditions.
 

Language:
All coursework taught in English
Credits:
4
Prerequisites:
None

Summer session I


Location

Rhotia, Maasai Steppe - Tanzania


Summer 2019

June 3 - July 3

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$5,090

Room & Board:

$2,395


?   Total Cost:

$7,495

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Spend the summer surrounded by the incredible wildlife, vibrant culture, and world-famous national parks of Tanzania. These summer courses can be taken individually (4 credits) or in combination for a total of 8 credits. The combined summer program provides a thorough introduction to wildlife management strategies and the research methods routinely used to assess wildlife ecology. Students participating in both sessions receive a $1,000 discount.

Both sessions include game drives and field lectures in Serengeti, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara National Parks, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The sessions integrate community interactions and relationships through studying the role of community-based natural resource management.

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Academics

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What You'll Study


  • Behavioral ecology
  • Human-wildlife conflict
  • Field ornithology
  • Community governance of protected areas
  • Wildlife and natural resource management policies

What You'll Practice


  • Field observation of large mammal and primate behavior
  • Assessment of human activity impacts on the environment
  • Field identification of bird and mammal species
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Creation of management plan for protected areas
  • Techniques to assess wildlife species diversity
  • Language (Swahili)


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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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