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Darwin Courses in Tropical Biology: Training African and European Biologists


Ref: 5092
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Rosie Trevelyan
Lead Institution: TBA Tropical Biology Association
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 1996-04-01
End Date: 1999-03-31
Funding: £117,950.00
Website:
Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Africa
Purpose: To develop a self-sustaining organisation that offers top quality training and follow-up support for young biologists, specifically to provide a means by which western technology and expertise can be transferred to countries rich in biodiversity but poor in resources.
Outputs: 29 MSc students trained in Uganda (2 week course) in management of National Parks and protected areas; 189 undergraduates / graduates trained on 8 month courses. Transfer of teaching skills to 19 East African lecturers and resource people; presentations; 3 TBA Council meetings; articles; newsletters.

Related Projects: Combating Invasive Alien Plants Threatening the East Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, Field Courses in Tropical Biology, Darwin African Research Fellowship