Wildlife Management 400 Hours Advanced Certificate Course
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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:
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.
Lesson Struture: Advanced Certificate In Wildlife Management VEN003
Modules: Choose any 4 modules from the list below:
- Introduction To Ecology BEN101
- Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
- Wildlife Management BEN205
- Ornithology BEN102
- Marine Studies I BEN103
- Environmental Assessment BEN301
- Herpetology BEN209
- Primatology BEN210
Note: each module in this Advanced Certificate is a certificate in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Module 1 - INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY
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
Module 2 - VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
There are 10 lessons:
1. Vertebrate Taxonomy and Diversity
3. Ectotherms: Amphibians and Reptiles
5. Overview of Mammals
7. Mammalian Glires and Insectivora
9. Hooved Mammals: Ungulata
10. Primates and other Archonta
Module 3 - WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
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
Module 4 - ORNITHOLOGY
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
8. Other Birds Parrots, Honeyeaters, Swifts & others
9. Attracting, Feeding & Keeping Birds
Module 5 - MARINE STUDIES 1
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
Module 6 - ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
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
Module 7 - HERPETOLOGY
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
Module 8 - PRIMATOLOGY
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
Module 9 - AVICULTURE
There are 8 lessons:
1. Scope & Nature of Bird Care
3. Housing Birds
4. Feed & Nutrition
5. Health & Management
6. Bird Behaviour and Training
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:
Karin Saks – primate naturalist:
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.
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