Tanzania and Kenya are excellent places to study the conflict between conservation and development. Tanzania has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the world while the majority of the population lives in poverty. The academic program will largely be centered on directed learning modules and independent fieldwork; teamwork will be emphasized. Visits to cultural sites and interactions with Tanzanian and Kenyan scientists will be important aspects of the program.
Tsegaye Nega, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, is a conservation biologist interested in exploring the relationship between roads, urban development, and biodiversity conservation. He has previously led a Carleton conservation and development program to Tanzania.