Making a Global Impact

The Warner College of Natural Resources is making a global impact on today's toughest environmental challenges through international education, research and outreach. Get involved and learn more about opportunities for research funding, scholarships, internships, exchange programs, courses with international content, collaborative outreach and other ways to improve international and multi-cultural initiatives. 

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International News Spotlight:
Iconic Galapagos Blue-footed Boobies Threatened
Blue-footed boobies are on the decline in the Galápagos.A new study  indicates numbers of the iconic birds, known for their bright blue feet and propensity to burst into dance to attract mates, have fallen more than 50 percent in less than 20 years. Kate Huyvaert is a professor in CSU's Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and has spent years in the Galapagos researching behavioral ecology and conservation of threatened and endangered species, particularly seabirds like the booby and waved albatross. Her research also focuses on wildlife disease ecology. Read More
CLTL Students Developing Conservation Solutions in Mexico
Twenty students recently finished their study abroad semester in Chiapas, Southeast Mexico. The students are the second cohort of CSU’s Conservation Leadership Through Learning (CLTL) master’s program, which combines one year of on-campus curriculum with one semester immersed in conservation issues abroad.During their time in Chiapas, the students participated in bilingual Spanish courses focused on conservation and sustainable development issues. Read More
Lessons of the Land
From the high plains of Mongolia to the purple mountain majesties of Colorado, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez is working to help ensure the land is kept sustainable – safeguarding food security – for generations to come.
Fernandez-Gimenez is a professor of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship in CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources.

Read more in the latest issue of Colorado State University Magazine.
New Natural Resources Field Courses in Kenya and Belize
Integrated Social-Ecological Field Methods (NR 382A&B) was developed to combine the social and ecological components of natural resource research and management, while also giving students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into global environmental issues.  The five-credit, three-week courses were held from May 19 to June 8, 2013, and served as an alternate option to NR 220 for some majors.
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Forestry Senior Writes about Study Abroad
in Czech Republic
Judah Melton, a senior majoring in forestry, studied at Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic this past (2012) fall and was a recipient of the Gilman International Scholarship, which is funded through the U.S. State Department. He also received the CSU Office of International Programs Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarship.
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Wildlife Biology Senior Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Research Wildlife Conservation in Indonesia
Adam Miller has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Indonesia for one year where he will teach English and conduct wildlife conservation research. He is excited to have the opportunity to pursue his lifelong passion for studying and conserving Lorikeets and other exotic bird species.
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