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Protected Area Management in Costa Rica (ENVS 4446/5016)

Protected Area Management in Costa Rica (ENVS 4446/5016)

Course Code: ENVS 4446/5016
Course Date: June 12, 2024 to June 21, 2024
Course Instructor: Justin Podur
 

Course Description

This course will investigate the ecological, cultural and social components involved in protecting habitats to maintain biodiversity. Based at Las Nubes Eco Campus, case studies, readings and field trips will explore various governance issues including conflict, stakeholder interests and collaborations. Measures of successful conservation management will be discussed, including the use of biodiversity indicators. Students will be involved in the design and data collection of local protected area biodiversity monitoring schemes for a variety of taxa through group projects. Some prior knowledge of ecology is expected.

Course Gallery

Summer 2022

The course ran from June 15-24, 2022. The instructor was Dr. Sheila Colla from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

Summer 2019

The course ran from June 1-10, 2019. The instructor was Dr. Sheila Colla from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. Photos courtesy of Hanisi Samuel.

Protected Area Management students conducting observation in the Peñas Blancas River (2019)

Protected Area Management student conducting observation in the Peñas Blancas River (2019)

Summer 2018

The course ran from June 22 to July 1, 2018. The instructor was Dr. Sheila Colla from the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

Summer 2017
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