This summer 24 aspiring conservationists, half from African countries, will learn about tropical ecology and conservation in Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda.
They will be participating in the TBA tropical ecology and conservation field course, with tuition and guidance from world class teachers.
During their month in the field, they will learn about forest ecology and restoration, animal behaviour, plant-animal interactions, field research techniques and much more. All the skills we teach are transferrable and our students always tell us how they apply their new expertise after their courses. Past students have found our courses invaluable in building their careers whether as researchers, conservationists or decision makers. An important element of the course is that students design their own project, seeing it all the way through from asking research questions, choosing methods, analysis, to writing this up as a scientific paper.
“The Tropical Biology Association (TBA) field course is a dream come true for most upcoming African ecologists.” Owino Raymond, Kenya
“This course allowed me to build a strong network in conservation and encouraged me to continue working in this field full of passionate people.” Blanche Pioger, Switzerland
Kibale Forest is a fabulous site for a field course – it has diverse flora and fauna and boasts 11 species of primate. We ran our first ever course there at Makerere University Biological Field Station in 1994, and we are delighted to be returning there this year.
Please pass on the news that TBA will be back in Kibale this summer and do encourage those interested to apply now as our courses are always popular and there are limited places.
Full details, including how to apply are on our website at https://tropical-biology.org/courses/uganda-2023/
Read about last year’s field course in Kenya here