SFS Tanzania: Carnivores of the African Plains (Summer II)

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Tanzania is home to more than 35 species of carnivores, including the African lion, cheetah, leopard, and wild dog – all of which are on the IUCN Red List. Study the behavioral ecology and conservation challenges facing these incredible creatures, while observing some of Africa’s largest remaining carnivore guilds up close.

SFS students live and study at the Center for Wildlife Management Studies. Known locally as “Moyo Hill Camp” and surrounded by Tanzania’s world-famous national parks and wildlife, it’s the perfect base camp for expeditions into the field. Campus is reminiscent of summer camp, with plenty of outdoor and communal spaces, while the small, friendly community of Rhotia is a short walk away.

Highlights
  • Head into the field with the Tarangire Lion Project, a long-term field research and conservation program, and learn lion research techniques from the experts.
  • Develop field skills including: animal behavior observation, environmental impacts assessment, research design and implementation, species identification, wildlife census techniques, data collection/ analysis, tourism impact assessment, Swahili language

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About The School for Field Studies (SFS)

The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers field-based programs that revolve around environmental studies and research. The programs involve exploration of the human and ecological aspects of issues having to do with the local environments. Students...