ES 722: Reading Sem III-Primate Conservation

2008-02-04 -

Meeting Dates Arranged:Saturdays, February 2, March 1 & April 26, 1:00 – 5:00 pm


52025 (for web registration)




Beth Kaplin






Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 2/1 - 2/3 (TBA)
Fri 2/29 - 3/2 (TBA)
Fri 4/25 - 4/27 (TBA)


Competency Area: PhD – Foundation; EAO, CB, Cert, CB, RMC, IND – Elective
Restricted to Ph.D. students. Open to second year ES Masters students by written permission of instructor provided to the Registrar146s Office via FirstClass by December 4.

This seminar will allow participants to explore current primate conservation approaches, including primate tourism programs, pros and cons of revenue sharing schemes and how they have been evaluated, and community-based conservation strategies that involve primates, such as educational programs. We will investigate the Great Ape Survival Project (GRASP) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and other such strategies for primate conservation. The reading seminar will be based on peer-reviewed literature and reports dealing with these issues, and students will be responsible for assigned readings, leading discussions, participating in discussions, and a final written project. .) Specific times & dates TBD by instructor and group during the following doctoral weekends: February 1, 2 & 3 and February 29, March 1 & 2 and April 25, 26 & 27. (Additional contact hours will be met by specific coursework designed to be completed on-line.)