Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation,
This two-month course is provided in partnership with the Okavango Research Institute at the University of Botswana (ORI), and is an opportunity for you to be involved in species protection with a strong scientific foundation. Following an in-depth preparatory stage, you will be conducting independent field research in the breathtaking natural landscape of Botswana and contributing to the work of the project. In addition to specialist training, the course includes a variety of leisure activities.
In Maun there will be an introduction meeting where all participants will get an overview of the course structure and possible research topics. After that all participants will travel to the research-camp which is located in the midst of Okavango Delta. You will acquire new skills regarding nature conservation and wildlife management and dedicate yourself to own research projects for 1 1/2 months. Later on you will present your results to other participants of the course.
This placement has been especially conceived, in conjunction with the Okavango Research Institute of the University of Botswana (ORI), to equip students from a variety of disciplines for working on nature conservation projects. Participants will be instructed in the theoretical and practical aspects of nature conservation and animal protection in Africa, which will be illustrated in extensive case studies, numerous practical applications, excursions and discussions with all parties involved. The aim is to introduce future nature conservationists to standard research techniques from data collection and analysis to field research and environmental management. During the course, the emphasis will be on two important work areas:
On arrival into Maun, Botswana, students will stay at a gated campsite in twin dome tents on cots. There are male and female communal bathrooms with basins, showers and toilets. Hot water is provided via solar geysers. Communal laundry facilities are available to students with detergent for washing clothes provided. A communal kitchen and dining area are situated within the campsite. Meals will be prepared together with other students in the camp. Food for three meals each day will be provided along with drinking water.
After their first week in Maun all participants will move to the research-camp which is located in and around the Okavango Delta. Students stay in twin dome tents on cots and have male/female pit-toilets and bucket shower facilities. Meals are prepared by an in-house cook in an open communal tent dining area. The fire is burning every night under the magnificent African skies full of bright stars, the Milky Way, and listening to the sounds of the bush!
Fees: 6.550 € (depends on the exchange rate of the US dollar)
Telephone 1: (+49) 241-91 99 43 57
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