Semester Abroad 2018: ENVS 4446, Protected Area Management in Costa Rica

When:
June 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am – July 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
2018-06-22T08:30:00-06:00
2018-07-01T17:00:00-06:00
Where:
Las Nubes EcoCampus
Las Nubes Biological Reserve
San José Province, Pérez Zeledón
Costa Rica
Contact:
Las Nubes Project
Semester Abroad 2018: ENVS 4446, Protected Area Management in Costa Rica @ Las Nubes EcoCampus | San José Province | Costa Rica

Instructor: Sheila Colla

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. Note: Students who are enrolled in ENVS 4446 3.0 Section B going out to Costa Rica are required to attend the lectures for ENVS 4446 3.0A offered at York prior to departure