Why study climate change in Tanzania?
Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
Tanzania’s diverse ecology provides an extraordinary backdrop in which to explore climate change. You’ll traverse the country starting in Zanzibar, where you’ll learn about coral reef conservation. In the interior mountains, study tropical forest management and examine the climatology, ecology, and hydrology of the extinct volcano in Kilimanjaro National Park, including its two glaciers. In Ngorongoro Conservation Area, visit the largest intact collapsed volcano outside Indonesia, and investigate how climate change affects migrating wildlife such as zebras and wildebeests. Throughout your journey, you’ll also consider solutions to issues posed by climate change, meeting with farmers, foresters, fishermen, community leaders, and nongovernmental organizations. In addition to learning from SIT’s world-class faculty, you also will speak with experts through SIT’s extensive regional networks, including government departments in Zanzibar the Institute of Marine Sciences in Zanzibar, and College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, in Moshi.
- Survey climate change across coastlines, mountains, and grasslands.
- Explore the Zanzibar Archipelago and the lush forests of the Usambara Mountains.
- Investigate how climate change affects migrating wildlife and coastal reefs.
- Observe fauna, such as black rhinoceri, lions, elephants, and wildebeests.