In recent years, the College of ACES has offered several Study Abroad experiences for students to visit South Africa and Tanzania. These trips are focused on the conservation of African wildlife with emphases on not only the threats to these species and ecosystems but also the human dimensions of wildlife conservation and exploitation (both positive and negative). Typically, students come back from their visits with markedly different perspectives and deeper appreciation of the complexity of issues surrounding African wildlife. The presentation will review what students experience on these trips and how these experiences affect their viewpoints on the conservation of biodiversity.
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