If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking to carry out research for your university thesis, ALERT’s Facilitated Research Program offers you unique opportunities for study in Africa, while experiencing the adventure of a lifetime.
The vision of the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) is to ensure that viable populations of African lions are maintained as an integral part of functional ecosystems. Unless the people of Africa want to conserve lions, by benefitting from their presence, the species will continue to decline until they are all gone. Through your studies, you can be involved in our multi-disciplinary approach to conservation.
ALERT’s experienced team will provide support throughout the research process, from the moment you contact us with your research idea, during data collection, and even after you leave the project site. You will be given logistical help to ensure your study is carried out to the highest possible standard, along with the assistance of securing any necessary study permits from regional wildlife management authorities. As advance planning is the key to success, we will work with you to prepare for the needs of your study before you arrive, leaving you free to make the very most of your time in Africa. Once home again, we can also help you complete your final written thesis.
Our team have already facilitated student research topics at all levels including: psychology, biology, animal ecology and behaviour, environmental and international development, forest resources and wildlife management, and zoology. So why conduct your research at home, when you can be part of a ground-breaking conservation program in Africa?
Facilitated Research placements are also available at our projects in Zimbabwe in Gweru and Victoria Falls. If you aren’t looking to carry out research for your thesis, but still want to join us in Africa, ALERT’s Animal Management or Wildlife Conservation Research internships could be ideal for you.