Conducting Research and Making a Difference in the Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem

Name: Christian Kiffner, Ph.D. Position: Resident Lecturer in Techniques of Wildlife Management Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania Having returned from the Serengeti Expedition, students embarked on the proposals for their individual research projects: conducting background literature research at the Camp, coming up with meaningful research questions and designing an adequate study design and field protocols. [...]

Realities of Conducting Research in Northern Tanzania

Name: Christian Kiffner Position: Lecturer in Wildlife Management Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania Just before heavy rains made even the major roads impassable, all groups managed to finish their field work. SFS students performed an impressive landscape-scale wildlife survey which covered three areas (Lake Manyara National Park, Manyara Ranch and Communal areas), interviewed almost 500 [...]

Having Fun Doing Schoolwork

Name: Connor White School: Unity College Major: Biological Sciences Program: Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania Directed Research (DR) has begun, and I must admit this is the most fun I have ever had doing schoolwork. For my DR, I am studying the effects of the bushmeat trade on wildlife in the Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem (TME). The last [...]

Tree Climbing Lions, Dik Diks, Hippos, and More!

Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania   Academic Update It’s now about two weeks since the semester began, and everybody has been up and running as the students are now fully settled in the new environment. The academic program here involves classroom lectures, field lectures, field exercises and field trips on core areas of wildlife management techniques, [...]

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