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African Ecology and Conservation (South Africa)
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 8:00 AM to Saturday, November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM EST
Category: Course

Location (Field Station):
SSLI Campus, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Course Description:
The African Ecology and Conservation program centers on learning to do quality field research in South Africa’s varied biomes. The course travels through national parks and reserves and visits historical sites from the far north of the country to the Cape. Students spend the majority of the semester in Kruger National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and the oldest national park in South Africa. Students are mentored by local and international academics, conservation managers, and other practitioners in ecology and conservation. By designing research projects with their professors, students will contribute meaningful scientific data to issues faced by managers in South African National Parks. A highlight of the course is a three-night homestay in a rural community; students leave touched by their time shared with the community and gain a deeper sense of cultural and social awareness.South Africa is a diverse, progressive, dynamic developing nation that continues to redefine itself in the post-apartheid era. It has strong tradition of environmental protection, which has resulted in the creation of many protected areas that offer excellent research opportunities for students.

Web Address of Course Info:
https://tropicalstudies.org/course/african-ecology-and-conservation/

 


Contact: Brooks Bonner ([email protected])