Wildlife Conservation and Management - WCON3101

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Canterbury
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) Helen Pheasey checkmark-circle

Overview

The aim of the module is to link theory and practice in wildlife conservation. A number of practical conservation problems will be used to introduce key theoretical concepts that underlie modern biodiversity management. Particular emphasis will be placed on the challenges of collecting useable data for understanding threats, establishing conservation priorities (at the species and habitat levels) and informing decision-making. Students will develop an understanding of the practical skills and scientific principles that underlie conservation management goals and plans at different geographical and temporal scales.

Details

Contact hours

Private Study: 130
Contact Hours: 20
Total: 150

Availability

Compulsory to the following courses:
• BSc Wildlife Conservation and cognate courses

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Report (2500 words) (50%)
Examination, 2 hours (50%)

Reassessment methods
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*for the 23-24 academic year exams will be online*

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Understand key human impacts on species and how multidisciplinary research can help to develop effective strategies that practically address conservation problems
2 Understand how ecological, population and genetic theory underlies conservation management
3 Gain knowledge on the assessment of priorities in conservation through practical and desk-based experience
4 Gain knowledge on how to appreciate the importance of habitat quality through practical experience using a relevant taxonomic group.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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