After a long tiresome trip from Czech Republic, finally the 10 students with their professor Jan Leps arrived in Madang. They came for the bi-annual International Tropical Ecology Course that runs for a month at the Wanang Conservation Area. They joined 10 Papua New Guinea students, selected from various institutions including NGOs, universities, government departments and a mining sector. They will spend several weeks developing and working on small research projects. They will analyze, do write -up and have final presentations with a certificate at the end. They will work in groups of 2-3 people with a mixture of PNG and European students including local assistants.