We will spend 4-23 June 2014 studying the nonhuman primates of South Africa at various sites throughout the country. We will begin the course with a night in Pretoria and a visit to the Transvaal Museum to view famous hominid fossils including Mrs. Ples. We will then travel to Telperion, a research site run by UNISA’s Applied Behavioural Ecology & Ecosystem Research Unit (ABEERU), for orientation, bush skills training, fieldwork, and lectures. We will then visit Loskop Dam Nature Reserve and Lajuma Research Centre for fieldwork and lectures. Students will then get a brief break during the scenic Panorama Route drive and overnight at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. We will then visit CARE Baboon Sanctuary and the Vervet Monkey Foundation (VMF) sanctuary. Students will visit Kruger National Park before returning to Pretoria. We will wrap up the trip with a visit to Sterkfontein and Maropeng Caves to see the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site before flying home.
To register or for more information, please email Dr. Brandi Wren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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