samedi 15 janvier 2011

Primate Conservation, Tanzania Summer 2011

Educational Organization:
T.R.E.E. Field Studies and University of Iowa

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Program Description:
This course will focus on the issues facing the conservation of primates in disturbed and threatened habitats, including an examination of the complex problems arising between primate habitats and neighboring human settlements, as well as deforestation and hunting. Students will observe numerous primate species including yellow baboons, Sykes monkeys, black and white colobus, as well as the endangered Sanje mangabey and Iringa red colobus, which are found only here in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania. Throughout the course, students will learn techniques to observe wild primates and collect ecological and behavioral data, as well as basic conservation biology theory.

As community interaction and involvement is key to primate conservation, we believe it is important to attempt a basic understanding of local languages. As such, Swahili language classes will be held throughout the field course and student participation is required. In addition, a portion of the student participant fees will be used to allow the participation of two Tanzanian university students with interest in primate conservation in this field course.

While the majority of the course will be spent in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park and surrounding villages, short trips will also be planned to Mikumi National Park and Stone Town, Zanzibar.

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Entrance Qualifications:
Undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in biological anthropology, primatology, conservation biology, environmental science, and human-wildlife interactions are encouraged to apply. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Two letters of reference are required.

Tuition / Fees:
Course Fee $2800 USD, plus airfare, TZ travel visa and UIowa study abroad fee

Start + End Dates:
July 14 - August 11, 2011

Contact Information:
Grainne Michelle McCabe


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