ENV 3060: Wildcats of Costa Rica (Felides)
Fall, Summer I, Summer II, Spring,
Due to its geographic positioning Costa Rica has a high diversity in mammals, the former as a result of the role played by this country as a biological bridge. Felines are an important part of this group, their importance is focused on the role they play as predators and therefore as controllers of energy flows in the ecosystems they inhabit.
The objective of the course is to learn about the 6 species of wild cats found in Costa Rica, their natural history and the current challenges to ensure their conservation. The student will also be able to know different researches focused on feline conservation in the country. The contents of the program will be developed in conjunction with field trips so it has a high practical component.
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