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South African Conservation Biology offers 3 natural science college credits through Lesley University. Additionally, students earn 25+ hours of documented community service.
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The wilds of South Africa are home to an astounding variety of magnificent animals, big and small. Join us to study and assist with efforts to conserve, protect and increase African wildlife populations that are threatened by habitat destruction, development, poaching and hunting. Living at the Enkosini Wildlife Sanctuary, work and learn alongside conservationists, researchers and veterinarians as they strive to rescue, rehabilitate and provide sanctuary for Africa’s endangered creatures including giraffes, zebras, rhinos and elephants. Explore Kruger National Park — one of Africa’s oldest, largest and most renowned national parks — in search of impalas, lions, buffaloes and hippos. Teach local schoolchildren about the importance of wildlife conservation. We take inflatable kayaks through the dramatic Blyde River Canyon, the site where the prehistoric Gondwanaland super-continent tore apart, creating Africa and Asia, as well as one of Africa's natural wonders.
- Learn research methods used by biologists to understand animal behavior, ecology, and conservation.
- Explore the biology, behavior, natural history, and ecology of South African Wildlife.
- Learn about the conservation threats to predators as a whole and strategies for mitigating these threats.
- Be able to relate the conservation threats facing predators in South Africa to those faced by other animals in other ecosystems throughout the world.
Through service, we gain a more meaningful connection to the cultures and communities we explore while taking an active role to address important global issues that impact the communities. In South Africa, we work closely with our hosts at Enkosini, Siyafunda and Kruger on conservation projects that focus on the wildlife that inhabits the game reserves. The projects give us the opportunity to become engaged members of the community by working with volunteers, stakeholders and the neighboring communities for a common goal.
- Collect data for ongoing conservation research
- Participate in wildlife surveys for population censes
- Reintroduce animals into the wild
- Check and secure game reserve boundaries
- Promote education and awareness with a community outreach program
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At a Glance
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- 3 College Credits
- 40 Community Service Hours
- 84 Hours