Conservation Biology and Global Health
Primate research Center of Bogor Agricultural University (PSSP -IPB) in collaboration with Washington National Primte Research Center, and Center for Global Field Study, University of Washington has been established field training in Conservation Biology and Global Health since 1991. The program is designed to provide fieldbased educational, training, and research opportunities for individuals interested in Conservation Biology, Animal Behavior, Primatology, Environmental Science, and Global Health.
The program has been conducted on Tinjil Island, located about 16 km off the southwest coast of Banten, Indonesia. Approximately lowland tropical rainforest and coastal/beach vegetation, and has been developed as Natural Habitat Breeding Facility for long tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). The island is surrounded by coral reef that provieds home to a veriety of aquatic marine animals. To date, more than 238 students and staff from Indonesia, and 111 students and staff from USA, and other countries have participated in this field study program. In addition to the field course, outreach education program has been incorporated for elementary students around the island.
The activity has important purpose to build awareness on how to conserve environment, habitat, and animal.
Priority to participate on this field course will be given to students and staff from Indonesia and United States. If space is still available, other participants are welcome to join the program. a maximum of 18 participants will be facilitated each year due to limited facilities on the island.
This year fee for Indonesian student is IDR 2,000,000 per person, student from developing countries US$ 1,000, developed countries US$ 1,950 per person. For US student please refer to IFPS Indonesia website.
The fee is covers pick up and drop off to the airport (only for international participant), round trip transportation from Bogor to Tinjil Island, course materials, lodging, food, and certificate.
Instructor / Lecturers
Instructor for the field course are Prof. Randall C. Kyes, Dr. Entang Iskandar, Dr. Pensri Kyes and Dr. Huda Darusman. Other lecturers and instructors from Primatology study program of IPB graduate school, and pther universities may also be available.
Academic Credit & Certificate
IPB graduate student may take this field course as elective course (PPS 642) with equal to 3 credit semester.