Experiential education course on community-based conservation. Students learn first-hand about the challenges (accomplishments, failures, and promises) involved in its design and practice in developing countries of high biological diversity. Learn about the unique natural and political history, and social characteristics of the places where conservation takes place. Students link local context to broader perspectives through key readings and class discussions. Taught in Beaufort at Duke Marine Lab. Travel to biodiversity hotspots in the Gulf of California required. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Basurto