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Wildlife Management 400 Hours Advanced Certificate Course

Price: £1,300.00Course Code: VEN003
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( Darrell Mitchell, 27/09/2013 ) Q: I am interested in the Advanced Certificate Wildlife Management. I have couple of questions: What payment options are available? It's unlikely I can afford the full amount, are installments available? Also, Would it be one overall certificate that is awarded? Thank you
( 30/09/2013 ) A: Hello Darrell, Yes, there are payment options available for yourself. You can view our payment plan by copy/pasting this link into your browser: http://adlonlinecourses.com/easy-payment-plans You can call us on 01227 789649 to discuss the matter further if you wish. You could request to have each individual module sent to yourself and then the final Advanced Certificate once you complete all 4, we would be happy to arrange this for you.

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Wildlife Management 400 Hours Advanced Certificate Course

Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Management course online. Home Study - Distance Learning. Develop your skills to manage wildlife and enhance your career! This course provides knowledge and practical skills to people working or wishing for a career in wildlife care and management. A foundation entry level course to build skills that would be valued for working in wildlife parks, zoos, refuges or wilderness management. This online course incorporates some key studies which are a requirement for employees in such establishments.

The Academy for Distance Learning has a history of supporting wildlife projects.The world renowned Conservationist David Youldon, Chief Operating Officer of AFRICA NEEDS LIONS www.lionalert.org, completed this Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Management.

David Youldon's Comment:

"Dear ADL
You should also know that thanks in part to the courses I have done with you the University of Edinburgh has accepted me to do a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health thru distance learning, and the University of Oxford have accepted me for a short course in Data Analysis in Ecology.  So thanks for the service you provide".
    David Youldon, UK,  Chief Operating Officer, AFRICA NEEDS LIONS (Join our pride at www.lionalert.org)

Currently we have the Primate Naturalist: Karin Saks, studying our Primatology course. Karin has been fostering and rehabilitating orphan baboons, caring for injured monkeys returned to the wild, plus promoting a harmonious co-existence between primates and humans since 1997. She also founded The Darwin Primate Group as a non-profit organisation in 2008 and in 2014, moved to Kwazulu Natal to research the endangered samango monkey populations in the Midlands. You are welcome to watch her online video: Co-existing Peacefully With Baboons/Monkeys and read her Blogspot on the Samango Monkey Project.

Watch "A Day in the Life of a Trail Camera", the latest video on the Samango Vervet Monkey Research Project by clicking HERE.

As you can see, our courses are highly respected by conservationists actually working in the field to help save the wildlife of our world, so you really can trust ADL to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need, to get involved in the environmental welfare of animals.

 more testimonials - see what our students think...

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Lesson Struture:  Advanced Certificate In Wildlife Management VEN003

Modules:  Choose any 4 modules from the list below:

  1. Introduction To Ecology BEN101
  2. Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
  3. Wildlife Management BEN205
  4. Ornithology BEN102
  5. Marine Studies I BEN103
  6. Environmental Assessment BEN301
  7. Herpetology BEN209
  8. Primatology BEN210

Note: each module in this Advanced Certificate is a certificate in its own right, and may be studied separately.

There are 7 lessons:

   1.   Ecosystems & Populations  
   2.   The Development of Life 
   3.   Animals, Parasites & Endangered Species  
   4.   Fungi, Tundra, Rainforests & Marshlands  
   5.   Mountains, Rivers & Deserts
   6.   Shallow Waters   
   7.   Ecological Problems
There are 10 lessons:

  1.   Vertebrate Taxonomy and Diversity
  2.   Fishes
  3.   Ectotherms: Amphibians and Reptiles
  4.   Birds
  5.   Overview of Mammals
  6.   Marsupials
  7.   Mammalian Glires and Insectivora
  8.   Carnivores
  9.   Hooved Mammals: Ungulata
 10.  Primates and other Archonta

There are 9 lessons:

 1.    Introduction To Wildlife Management
 2.    Wildlife Ecology
 3.    Wildlife Habitats
 4.    Population Dynamics
 5.    Carrying Capacity
 6.    Wildlife Censuses
 7.    Wildlife Management Techniques
 8.    Wildlife Management Law And Administration
 9.    Wildlife Management Case Study Research Project

There are 9 lessons:

   1.   Classification & Introduction to Birdwatching.
   2.   The Biology of Birds: Anatomy, external & internal structure, breeding, eggs etc.
   3.   Common and Widespread Land Birds: Pests, introduced birds, pigeons, crows & their relatives, etc.
   4.   Giant Birds & Long Legged Birds: Emu, Ostrich, Herons, Storks & Relatives etc
   5.   Seabirds & Waterbirds
   6.   Hunters -Birds of Prey, Owls, Kingfishers
   7.   Passeriformes
   8.   Other Birds Parrots, Honeyeaters, Swifts & others
   9.   Attracting, Feeding & Keeping Birds

There are 9 lessons:

  1.  Marine Ecology Systems
  2.  Shallow Waters & Reefs
  3.  Shellfish & Crustaceans
  4.  Squid, Octopus, and Other Primitive Animals
  5.  Fish Part A
  6.  Fish Part B
  7.  Marine Mammals
  8.  Turtles, Sea Snakes and Seabirds
  9.  Human Impact on Marine Environments & Fishing

There are 8 lessons:

   1.  Introduction to Environmental Assessment       
   2.  Overview of Environmental Assessment       
   3.  International Environmental Law       
   4.  Domestic Environmental Law       
   5.  Types of Environmental Assessments       
   6.  The Design and Process of Environmental Assessment       
   7.  Writing Environmental Reports       
   8.  Research Project
There are 9 lessons:

   1.  Introduction to Herpetology       
   2.  Class Reptilia (Reptiles)       
   3.  Reptile Biology       
   4.  Class Amphibia (Amphibians)      
   5.  Amphibian Biology       
   6.  Ecology of Reptiles       
   7.  Ecology of Amphibians       
   8.  Conservation Issues      
   9.  Keeping Reptiles and Amphibians

There are 9 lessons:

    1.  Introduction to Primates –scope, nature, anatomy & physiology, evolution and taxonomy       
    2.  The Strepsirhines       
    3.  The Haplorhines       
    4.  Diet and Nutrition re environment feed and supplements in a nature park environment       
    5.  Health - Illness Pests and diseases specific to above       
    6.  Primate Behaviour in the Wild       
    7.  Breeding programmes and optimum resources needed for this       
    8.  Conservation in the wild of individual breeds 
    9.  Managing primates in Captivity

There are 8 lessons:

1. Scope & Nature of Bird Care
2. Breeds
3. Housing Birds
4. Feed & Nutrition
5. Health & Management
6. Bird Behaviour and Training
7. Breeding
8. Working in the Bird Industry


Gain all important hands-on experience with wildlife animals, to add to your CV whilst you are studying your Wildlife Management course with ADL, or after completing it. We are very happy to be associated with GVE, which offers an unforgettable volunteer experience in South Africa with their Game Capture and Vet Experience programs.

The program fee charged for the experience also acts as the main support for GVE's non-profit clinic.

Interested in reading more information about both the Game Capture and Vet Experience programs? Then just click on the GVE logo below:

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Karin Saks – primate naturalist:baby monkey in arms of Karin Saks

Since 1997, Karin Saks has been involved in the fostering and rehabilitation of orphan baboons, the caring of injured monkeys who have been returned to the wild and has worked towards a harmonious co-existence between these primates and humans. She has monitored wild baboon troops who raid human homes to research ways of baboon management and has observed wild troops in her area with a view to finding out damage done to troop structures and numbers because of human intervention. Due to legislation that allows for the persecution of vervet monkeys and baboons in South Africa, hundreds of orphaned primates currently reside in rehabilitation centres without much chance of being released back into the wild. The primate pet trade is also on the increase due to the amount of infants orphaned when mothers are killed.  Educating the public on how to live harmoniously with these primates and appealing for new protective legislation - that is actively enforced - are crucial aspects to finding solutions.

The Darwin Primate Group – registered NPO 059-587: Like many who take on the task of rescuing these persecuted animals, Karin self funded her work until 2008 when she founded the Darwin Primate Group and registered it as a non-profit organization.

Research into endangered samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis labiatus) populations: In 2014, Karin moved to Kwazulu Natal where she is researching the endangered samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis labiatus) populations in the Midlands. (She is no longer working directly with rescued baboons or vervet monkeys.) As the samango monkey is restricted to forest habitat and is a seed dispersing species, it is listed as Vulnerable in the Red Data Book of the Mammals of South Africa (2004) with samango subspecies - C. m. labiatus - occurring on the IUCN (2007) Endangered list making research into populations necessary to identify if management and further protection is needed.

You are welcome to watch Karin's online video: Co-existing Peacefully With Baboons/Monkeys and read her Blogspot on the Samango Monkey Project. If you want to support Karin in her work financially or practically, please contact us and we will happily pass your details on.


Wildlife Art
Chris McClelland holding drawings of wild animalsPurchase astonishing wildlife prints by one of the worlds most accomplished wildlife artist,
Chris McClelland.
His works are internationally recognised for their fine graphite and coloured pencil drawings.
Chris has a strong passion for the wildlfe of Africa and Australia.
His artwork captures the movement of wildlife that is so captivating with a skill and precision
that make his animals come alive.  Chris and his wife Maggie (a respected and  accomplished photographer in her own right), held an exibition recently of their work in Canterbury. Please read the article on our Blog titled Wildlife Art to find out more about this outstanding artist and his love for all things wildlife.  To see this unique art please visit his website at: www.wildprints.com.au


Course Info
How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 40 - U.S. Credit Hours: 12 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
Designing Your Own QualificationBundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
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