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Wildlife in the Ivory Coast

You are a professor at the University of St Andrews and a member of the Scottish Primate Research Group.  Why might you be particularly interested in carrying out research in Ivory Coast?  Who amongst your colleagues in the School of Biology might also be interested in Ivory Coast?


Link to 'Wildlife in the Ivory Coast' pdf

How this fits

This scenario asks pupils to think about how the unique wildlife in Ivory Coast might be of interest to scientists (and conservationists) from elsewhere in the world.

Curriculum links


1.2b Knowing where places and landscapes are located, why they are there, the patterns and distributions they create, how and why these are changing and the implications for people.

1.4a Exploring the social, economic, environmental and political connections between places.  

2.1d Analyse and evaluate evidence, presenting findings to draw and justify conclusions.


3.4c Human activity and natural processes can lead to changes in the environment.

Where to go

Geography & Wildlife; Climate & Agriculture; Map of Ivory Coast.

What to watch

Welcome to Ivory Coast! (video)

Follow-up questions

  1. How might the recent unrest in Ivory Coast threaten wildlife in the country?
  2. What other threats does wildlife in Ivory Coast and elsewhere in Africa face?  What can be done to protect wildlife where it is threatened?

Tags: sustainable development; environmental issues; conservation

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