Brazilian Amazon Field Intensive (BAFI): Wildlife research, management and conservation.
Work on wildlife research, harvest, management and protection with a focus on freshwater turtles during this two-week field studies placement in Manaus and the Rio Trombetas Biological Reserve, Amazonas, Brazil.
Learn about the issues faced by the over-harvesting of species in the Amazon, and immerse yourself in the research behind more than 30 years of turtle management and protection. You will be able to apply this knowledge to other regions around the globe where wildlife is used and managed by traditional communities.
Initial lectures and tutorials will be based at the National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA – Manaus). Lecture themes range from general (Amazon ecosystem, limnology, hydrology, wildlife threats) to specific (Amazon vertebrate fauna, turtle biology and conservation).
The practical component of the course will take place at the Biological Reserve of the Trombetas River (REBIO Trombetas).
Also, there will be compulsory pre-and post-trip activities undertaken online.
Students with interest in Portuguese will have the opportunity to improve their language skills, both written and oral. Please mote that bilingual skills are not a prerequisite for enrolment.
This opportunity is offered in partnership with the National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA) and the Rio Trombetas Biological Reserve.
This intensive can be taken under SID305 and SID505.
Date: Offered annually in Summer Semester
Numbers: 16 places available
Duration: Two weeks plus online study before and after intensive