The Internship & Course provides students with hands-on research experience in the conservation of natural and cultural resources of Botswana in the Okavango Delta & Chobe Enclave. Interns will work on two key research focuses: Biodiversity Monitoring & Human-Wildlife Conflict mitigation strategies.
The course includes both scientific and social aspects to data collection in an attempt to prepare students for their interactions with new ecosystems, communities & different cultures.
Interns will have the opportunity to:
▪Develop advanced field research techniques and associated skills
▪Learn valuable wildlife management and conservation principles
▪Understand the challenges facing wildlife conservation & community based natural resource management
▪Observe the ecological functioning and biodiversity of Okavango Delta and surrounding ecosystems
▪Understand the social aspects of conservation science
▪Gain appreciation of long-term sustainable conservation management projects