Wildlife conservation examines ways in which we can measure wildlife populations and then how to use that information to support and maintain these populations in the wild, particularly in reference to threatened species.
You will learn techniques such as habitat use, habitat fragmentation, island biogeography, genetic diversity and conserving small populations, wildlife survey techniques, flora survey techniques, surveying marine life, working with legislation and much more.
What You'll Learn
- Determine the principles and approaches used towards species recovery
- Discuss the principles of habitat conservation with regards to fragmentation, restoration and the use of protected areas
- Describe and discuss the various approaches used to conserve threatened species and ecosystems.
- Discuss and differentiate between fauna survey techniques that have been developed to sample fauna for the purposes of conservation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of overexploitation
- Discuss and differentiate between marine survey techniques used to conserve marine species
- Discuss and differentiate the range of planning tools available for farming, urban and residential planning to help conserve wildlife
- Identify various management techniques used to conserve wildlife
- Develop a wildlife recovery plan for a species under threat
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
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Approximately 100 hours of self-pace learning. Up to 12 months access to our learning platform.
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- What is wildlife conservation
- The need for wildlife conservation
- Important concepts ecology, ecosystem, biome, conservation values, biological diversity, genetic drift, habitat, life span, wildlife movement and wildlife management.
- Threatening processes habitat fragmentation, habitat degradation and loss, soil degradation, erosion, pollution, unsustainable harvesting, invasive species, climate change, population isolation and disease.
- Biodiversity indicators
- Loss of species in categories of risk
- Species vulnerability to endangerment
- Recovery of species and threat management
- Habitat conservation identifying critical habitat and protecting habitat
- Research population growth, habitat use and conservation genetics
- Captive breeding
- Public involvement
- Types of habitats
- Habitat use
- Species richness
- Habitat fragmentation
- Creating habitats
- Restoration ecology creating habitat corridors, situating corridors, types of corridors, edge effects
- Habitat rehabilitation implementing a land management program, determining objectives, determining a program
- The role of gis in conservation
- The role of protected areas levels of protection, approaches to reserve selection and limitation of reserves
- Species approach modelling demography, effective population size, small populations, population viability analysis (pva)
- Landscape approach elements of landscape ecology, distribution of populations within a landscape, landscape modelling
- Ecosystem approach the need for ecosystem management, understanding dynamics, adaptive management, objectives for ecologically sustainable forest management
- Plant identification common names, scientific names, levels of division, botanical keys
- Vegetation survey techniques such as quadrat surveys, landscape assessments, line surveys
- Vegetation mapping remote sensing data
- Observation techniques – spotlighting, scat surveys, census techniques
- Trapping Techniques – radio tracking, call recordings, pit fall traps, Elliot traps.
- Species identification
- Reef Surveys
- Habitat Surveys
- Aerial Surveys
- Commercial Fish Stock Management
- Farm Planning
- Urban Planning
- Use of GIS
- Managing Threatened Wildlife Populations
- Manipulating populations
- Creating corridors
- Pest control plans
- Fencing for species
- Fire breaks
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