Welcome to CONS 453

As global citizens, we must work to understand the complexities that influence policy, decision making, and actions in different cultures.

Introduction to the Course

Come with us as we explore how conservation efforts and forest resource management can alter the livelihoods and empowerment of local people in Ecuador.  Through discussions with government officials, indigenous peoples, and researchers, we will learn how lives can be changed by conservation initiatives and the importance of new approaches to managing forest resources.

Our Course Locations

Ecuador map

Themes of the Course

Monitoring Project
Design and implement a tropical forest monitoring project Read More …

Conservation Management
Discuss and compare conservation management strategies Read More …

Forestry and Livelihoods
Investigate how forestry eco-development is changing lives Read More …

Cultural Immersion
Experience the rich cultural traditions of Ecuador Read More …