Sarah Maisonneuve

Sarah Maisonneuve

Dodoma
Tanzania
Fellow Year: 
2009 - 2010
About Sarah Maisonneuve

Sarah is a PhD student in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at CSU, working with Dr. Mike Coughenour.  Her CCC fellowship involved producing films and written reports for local villagers and village leaders in the Greater Ruaha Ecosystem of Tanzania describing the general behavioral ecology of elephants, as well as the landscape ecology of the conflict and potential mitigation strategies which may be employed to manage it.  These activities inspired the development of her current project, known as the Ruaha National Park visitation program, the aim of which is to continue bridging the disconnect which local people experience between themselves and wildlife by providing local people with regular opportunities to visit and learn about the park, and to measure the influence of these visits on identification of Ruaha National Park as a locally valuable resource.