The Tropical Biology Association

The Tropical Biology Association

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The Tropical Biology Association

The Big Idea
The primary purpose of the Tropical Biology Association is to provide African biologists with the training, field experience, and education they need to successfully conserve critically endangered wildlife and forests in their home countries.

Details
The Tropical Biology Association (TBA) provides a suite of training programs for African natural resource managers each year. The field course program trains 96 tropical biologists (in total) on month-long courses held at field stations in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Madagascar, while the institutional training workshops deliver key skills to a further 40 conservation managers. TBA also awards 2-5 Master’s scholarships to outstanding African biologists annually, and provides comprehensive follow-up support programs for all of its alumni.

After 15 years of operation, TBA has trained more than 1,000 conservation biologists, who represent over 200 conservation and research institutions in more than 50 countries.

Founded 1994