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  • Locations: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Culture, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography & Land Studies, Hospitality & Tourism, International Studies, Sociology Housing Options: Student Residence/ On Campus
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
 

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WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT & CONSERVATION,
TANZANIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Students learn about the complexities of sustainable wildlife conservation in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem of northern Tanzania. The course combines concepts and principles of ecology, natural resource management, and socioeconomics, all of which are components of effective and sustainable wildlife conservation. In this course, students develop field skills to explore the ecology, social organization, and behavior of common large African mammals.
  • Observe wildlife in parks and protected areas which may include Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Serengeti National Park
  • Learn methods of conserving wildlife both inside and outside protected areas amid a rapidly changing socioeconomic and political environment
  • Examine constraints to the conservation of wildlife among resource-poor rural populations and identify key aspects of human-wildlife conflicts


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