New Course: Primates and Predators (India)

Field Projects International, a registered non-profit devoted to tropical research and education, will be offering a new Primates and Predators field course this winter in the Western Ghats of India.

DATES: Dec. 28, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016

LOCATION: Fringe Ford, South India

REGISTRATION: Open until Nov. 18, 2016. Spots are limited, so it is recommended to register early.

FEE: $2250


DESCRIPTION: This is a course in tropical biology with a focus on primate and carnivore interactions, conservation, and research in the hyper diverse Western Ghats of India. Hands-on learning takes places during the day through guided wildlife research activities, which are supplemented with brief lectures and discussions of scientific literature in the evenings. Participants will also receive introductory training in herpetology, ornithology, entomology, and botany. Skills they will gain include scat and hair snare monitoring, tree climbing, radio telemetry, camera trapping, plant identification, primate tracking, and behavioral sampling techniques. Participants additionally experience Indian culture through zoo, national park, and bird sanctuary visits, and of course, taste the many flavors of Indian cuisine throughout the course.