Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Conservation and Sustainable Development: an Upper Division Course part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Courses
This course examines how protection of human welfare and biodiversity are intertwined, but often are not pursued as joint goals. The course introduces essential concepts in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, dealing with debates over the processes that have led to current crises for humans, wildlife and wildlands, as well as the merits and problems caused by differing development strategies pursued in sites across Sub-Saharan Africa, with additional examples from Latin America. The core focus of the course is on identifying strategies that can lead to sustainable livelihoods, and sustainable fates for humans and nature.