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UF in Belize - Wildlife Ecology
Belmopan, Belize
Program Terms: Spring Break
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UF in Belize

Please note: This program for spring break 2014 has reached capacity; we are not longer accepting new applications.

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Tropics
Spring Break: March 1 - 9, 2014

Explain Wildlife Ecology, Habitat, and Conservation Terms as they relate to the Tropics of Belize.

Compare and Contrast Wildlife Ecology, Habitat, and Conservation Principles and Practices.

Evaluate Management Programs for Wildlife.

About the Program

On the UF in Belize program, you will spend 9 days learning with local faculty and students as well as other local professionals. The majority of each day will be spent in the field examining wildlife and conservation issues in a diversity of landscapes and ecosystems. In this course, you will actively experience wildlife, habitats, peoples, and conservation issues, solutions, practices, and practitioners in the tropics, with Belize as a case study.

About the Location

Belize has a wide variety of unique wildlife (from manatees and whale sharks to monkeys, tapirs, jaguars, and macaws) found in diverse habitats. Belize has a greater proportion of its area under some form of protection and conservation management than any other country, and employing a variety of unique conservation strategies. Belize also has a diverse assemblage of peoples whose history and culture often influence wildlife, habitats, and conservation.

Excursions

Excursions include the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Mayan ruins, a barrier reef, and an interactive visit to a sustainable agriculture operation that includes working a farm in the rainforest that grows cacao and other crops used to produce chocolate. You will have the opportunity to pick the beans and spend an evening with a Mayan family molding the product.

Course Information

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
Course is taught by UF faculty.
3 credits


WIS4905/6905 Wildlife Ecology & Conservation in the Tropics

*All students must attend and participate in pre and post travel classes in the spring. (available via distant learning)


Eligibility/Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA or higher

  • Open to all majors

  • Must have completed a wildlife course or have program directors approval

Housing

You will stay in a variety of accommodations, from dormitories to remote cabins. Rooms are double-occupancy, and linens are provided.