WILDLIFE CONSERVATION – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  07/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 10 lessons in this course: 1. Introduction to Wildlife Conservation • 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 • Terminology 2. Recovery of Threatened Species • Loss of species 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 • Translocation • Public involvement 3. Habitat Conservation • Habitat • Types of Habitat eg. temperate and tropical forests, woodland, tundra and mangrove 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. 4. Approaches to Conservation of Threatened Wildlife • 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. 5. Vegetation Surveys • Plant Identification common names, scientific names, levels of division, botanical keys, • Vegetation survey techniques such as quadrant surveys, landscape assessments, line surveys. • Vegetation Mapping remote sensing data. 6. Fauna Surveys • Observation techniques spotlighting, scat surveys, census techniques • Trapping Techniques radio tracking, call recordings, pit fall traps, Elliot traps. • Species identification 7. Marine Surveys • Reef Surveys • Habitat Surveys • Aerial Surveys • Overexploitation • Commercial Fish Stock Management 8. Planning for Wildlife • Farm Planning • Urban Planning • Use of GIS 9. Management • Managing Threatened Wildlife Populations manipulating populations, revegetation/restoration, creating corridors, pest control plans, fencing for species, fire breaks. 10. Wildlife Conservation Project Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Environmental/WILDLIFE-CONSERVATION-BEN206-685.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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