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.
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.
Week 2: Traveling lectures and game drives: Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks
Week 3: Homestay, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti camping expedition
Week 4: Exam, closing activities
Itinerary subject to change.
A Note about Program Costs
Includes all pre-program advising services, room and board at the field station and on excursions, park entrance and research fees, program-related transportation, emergency evacuation insurance, and official transcript processing.
Does not include international airfare, international medical insurance, medical costs, and personal non-program related expenses.
SFS 3500 Wildlife Management and Conservation (4 credits)
This course exposes students to wildlife management practices and the complex issues surrounding sustainable wildlife conservation in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem of Tanzania. Students explore a vast array of concepts and principles in ecology, natural resource management, and socioeconomics, which are central to effective and sustainable wildlife conservation.