TBA’s first field course since 2019

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25 August 2022
Twenty-four aspiring conservation scientists are in Kenya for the Tropical Biology Association’s first field course since 2019. Mostly in their 20s, the participants come from 19 different countries- half of them from across Africa. Based at Mpala Research Station, they will learn first hand about the ecology and management challenges of savannas and their wildlife.

We have assembled an extraordinary team of teachers from Kenya, Denmark, and Germany – all of them experts in their fields and passionate about passing on their knowledge to the next generation. Three of our Kenyan teachers are themselves TBA alumni – they told us they are here to “give something back”. Students will learn new field skills on freshwater monitoring, pollination ecology and how cattle and wildlife shape the savanna ecosystem. Using these skills they will collaborate together to carry out their own research projects and present them in a seminar at the end of the course.

TBA courses plant a seed from which our students grow exciting and essential conservation projects to help people and nature in their regions. We can already see this happening after just one week of the course.

To see what amazing conservation impact our past course students have – watch the video

This course is run with the support of A.G. Leventis, the Matthew Good Foundation and MAVA.

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