NAMIBIA – ES365: Wildlife and Conservation

An interdisciplinary field course introducing Namibia through the theme of rhinos, cheetah, and community-based conservation. Students will gain experience with wildlife behavior, ecology, community-based natural resource management, and the environment. Students will meet scientists and practitioners, study wildlife, engage with local communities, and complete a field journal. Students will meet at Colby for preparatory activities followed by three weeks in Namibia. Includes visits to centers of research and conservation, Etosha National Park, community conservancies, Skeleton Coast, and other areas of cultural and ecological importance.

Instructor: Philip Nyhus (pjnyhus@colby.edu)