Botswana (TBA course 19/1)

2 - 29 June 2019 1 March 2019

The Van Thuyne-Ridge Research Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre, focusing on biology, geology and anthropology. Located on the north east border of the Okavango delta, the Victoria Falls are about 70km away to the north east. The reserve is surrounded by the Chobe national park, the Chobe forest reserve, the Okavango delta and the Moremi and Caprivi game parks. Despite being within a vast wetland, logistical issues mean that the course will mainly be terrestrial – especially suited to those interested in savanna ecosystems and ecology. Subjects covered will include the diverse savanna vegetation, ornithology, vertebrates (small and large), reptiles, insects as well as river ecology and community conservation.

 

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Borneo (TBA course 19/2)

1 - 28 October 2019 1 March 2019

The TBA course is held at the Danum Valley Field Centre in the Danum Valley Conservation Area, Southeast Sabah. Covering 438 sq km, this is one of the most important and best-protected expanses of pristine lowland forest remaining in Southeast Asia, supporting a tremendous variety of plants and a full range of Sabah’s lowland fauna.

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