Examine resource-use patterns and community-based conservation initiatives on the extraordinary island of Bali.
Investigate conservation in a high-diversity tropical environment.
Experience grassroots conservation focused on habitat restoration, community sustainability, and endangered species management in Bali and Borneo.
Study the social and cultural contexts of natural resource management in Bali.
Compare ecotourism with other forms of natural resource use in light of economic and educational values, social costs and benefits, and environmental impacts.
Spend extensive time learning in the field: snorkeling, hiking in tropical forest reserves, and exploring human-dominated tropical ecosystems.
Construct a framework for assessing environmental impacts of human activities.
Analyze links between public, private, and community-based conservation and development.
Assess conservation strategies, discuss principles of sustainability, and learn about practices of conservation biology, with a focus on habitat fragmentation and management of threatened species and populations.
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All scholarships and grants are need-based.
Awards generally range from $500 to $3,000.
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