To provide undergraduate students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to undertake research in tropical cloud forest to underpin conservation action.
This course is run by ERT Conservation as a module for final year Biology and Natural Science students at the University of Bath. It takes place in the Cusuco National Park in the Merendon Mountains of northwest Honduras. Camp facilities are provided through Operation Wallacea and ESAC Honduras.
The course has run annually since 2008.
Eighty five students have graduated from the course, with many alumni subsequently taking up careers in conservation and ecology.