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Price: £340.00Course Code: BEN205 CLD
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( isabelle lechat, 18/11/2016 ) Q:

I'm a vet (I've been practicing for 23 years now). Is this course suitable if i want to manage a lodge in Africa?

( 30/11/2016 ) A:

Hi Isabelle,

Thank you for your question.

Satisfactory completion of the Wildlife Management course will mean that you are qualified in the areas that you have studied. In addition to your certificate. you will also receive a transcript of what you learned and your assignment grades. This will enable you to demonstrate the skills that you have learned to those that you need to. I am not sure what kind of a lodge you want to amange, but along with your experience a vet, the course should help you to expand your knowledge and skills of animals and their needs.

( Reggie, 01/08/2016 ) Q:

Please tell me the difference between the two courses Wildlife Management and Wildlife Conservation, what the the fundamental differences and if doing the Diploma course would it be better to do one of both as these as they are optional modules?

( 01/08/2016 ) A:

Hi Reggie,

The fundamental differences between the two are the learning goals, which I have included below for you to compare.

Learning Goals: Wildlife Conservation BEB206
  • Develop a concept of the guiding principles of wildlife conservation and the threats to wildlife.
  • 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.
  • Appreciate the range of flora survey techniques that have been developed to sample fauna for the purposes of conservation.
  • Discuss and differentiate between fauna survey techniques that have been developed to sample fauna for the purposes of conservation.
  • Discuss and differentiate between marine survey techniques used to conserve wildlife.
  • 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.
Learning Goals:  Wildlife Management BEN205
  • Develop a concept of how man manages wildlife populations in different situations around the world.
  • Understand and discuss the principles of wildlife ecology.
  • Understand wildlife habitats and their importance to managing wildlife.
  • Explain how populations of any one species change and adapt to variations in their environment.
  • Understand carrying capacity and its importance in managing wildlife populations.
  • Explain a range of different methods used to determine the number of individuals in a wildlife population.
  • Discuss a range of different wildlife management techniques.
  • To understand the potentials and limitations of legal and administrative initiatives, in the pursuance of more effective wildlife management.
  • Examine a specific wildlife management case of interest to the student.

Both courses would be beneficial to complete and as you have found, both form part of our Diploma in Wildlife Management, which is at a discounted fee of £1,230.00. You can either take the Diploma straightaway, or if you prefer, take one course first and then come back and enroll for the Diploma. If you do this and pay for both the first course and the Diploma in full, we will deduct the £325.00 already paid from the Diploma price. This means that n you will only have £905.00 left to pay.

( Chris Nuttall, 02/09/2015 ) Q:

Hi there, I am enquiring about the Wildlife Management online course. And I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for me please? 1. What is the assessment procedure? 2. Is there a time limit on when the course must be completed by? 3. Do organisations (eg, wildlife trust, RSPCA, Zoos, etc) hold these online course with some esteem? Thank you for taking the time to answer my queries. Kind regards.

( 03/09/2015 ) A:

Hi Chris 

1. The assessment is conducted via assignments at the end of each lesson, and then an exam at the end of the module. 

2. These is no assignment or overall time limit, you can spend as long as you need with us to complete your course, without any additional charges, 

3. Our courses are designed by in-industry professionals to be as industry-relevant as possible and equip you with the skills required to succeed in your chosen field. However we are not affiliated with or accredited by these companies and charities that you have mentioned. Our courses are certified by the globally recognised awarding body ASIQUAL

I hope this answered all your questions Chris, if it did not then feel free to contact us on 01227 789649 (9am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday, London time) or email me at info@adlhomestudy.co.uk.         

- Davey 

( Prajwal Shetty, 26/06/2015 ) Q:

Hi, I'm Prajwal from India. I've done my diploma in biotechnology. Can you please let me if this is just a course or would this contribute as a bachelors degree? Thank you

( 29/06/2015 ) A:

Hello Prajawl. This course will not contribute to a bachelors degree, it would be considered a level 4 equivalent, which would be similar to an A-level in the United Kingdom. 

( Whitney, 10/12/2014 ) Q:

i am a full time qualified Veterinary nurse but am very interested in doing a wildlife conservation/management course. can you explain this course to me please. what modules are offered to get the diploma? many thanks

( 30/12/2014 ) A:

Hello Whitney,

The course is 100 hours long and is benchmarked at a level 4 course against the QCF by ASIQUAL, our awarding body. In order to complete the Diploma in Wildlife Management, you need to choose 6 modules in total including the Core Modules. You may choose from any of the elective modules in the Diploma in Wildlife Management to fill up the rest of the required modules.

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Wildlife Management

Your Wildlife Management Career Begins Here!
Join our many graduates who enrolled in this most popular course and gone onto to being Wildlife Managers.

This course establishes sound  Wildlife Management skills, practices and knowledge.  More importantly the course will help you develop problem solving skills that are respected by employers but, not often found by other graduates on competency based courses.

This course has been endorsed by TQUK. Endorsement of our courses by TQUK sets them apart from other vocational learning programmes and is an achievement to be proud of. It further demonstrates that we are an efficient academy with excellent courses and tutorial support. It also means that potential and existing students, employers and universities can be sure of the true value of the learning we provide. 

What Can Wildlife Management Do For You?  
This course will give you  a very solid foundation in the principals of Wildlife Management and also, help you to develop your practical skills.

What You Will Learn From Wildlife Management? 
To develop your understanding of the principals and importance of Wildlife Management to the environment
To recognise the importance of Ecology
To understand Wildlife Habitats
To comprehend and understand the dynamics of population
To determine how Carrying Capacity effects wildlife and what it is and how it effects population
To identify and implement Wildlife Censuses
To apply the principals of Wild Life Management Techniques
To understand Wildlife Management Law and Administration
To produce a Wildlife Management Case Study Research Project

This Wildlife Management online distance learning course is a must course for anyone who wishes to work to conserve wildlife whether it's in the wild, in zoos or working with  breeding programs. Wildlife management is the manipulation of wild animal populations and their habitats for the benefit of both humans and wildlife. Wildlife management includes running parks and reserves, altering and rehabilitating wildlife habitats, pest control, protecting human life and property and managing harvests of wildlife.

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 our Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Management and with previous qualifications, went on to study a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health at Edinburgh University. He was also accepted for a short course in Data Analysis in Ecology at the University of Oxford.

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.

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.

Previous student comment:

" Hello!
I’m currently studying the module Wildlife Management and I’m so glad I found ADL, since their style of education evolves around PBL (Problem based Learning), which is a learning method that really suits me.
The contents of the module are very interesting and thought-provoking. I just love it! I’m nearly finishing it. My next module would be… Primatology? or…Nature Park Management? They are all so fascinating!
BTW, my tutor is great and very inspiring, always available to answer my queries.
ADL is the answer. Go for it!"  Lidia,  Wildlife Management,  UK


Lesson Structure:  Wildlife Management BEN205

There are 9 lessons:

  1.  Introduction to Wildlife Management
    • What is Wildlife Management
    • Approaches to Wildlife Management (Preservation, Conservation, Management)
    • Purpose of Wildlife Management
    • Goals
    • Decision Making (Who makes decisions, Making good decisions)
    • Needs of Wildlife
    • What’s a Good Habitat
    • Limiting factor
    • Carrying capacity
    • Landscape Fragmentation
    • Habitat Diversity
    • Arrangement
    • Biological Control
    • Integrated Pest Management
  2. Wildlife Ecology
    • Ecology (Mutualism, Commensalisms, Competition, Predation, parasitism, herbivoury)
    • Behavioural Ecology
    • Population Ecology
    • Community Ecology
    • Ecosystem Ecology
    • Interactions within a Community
    • Competition
    • Predation
    • Parasitism
    • Commensalism
    • Mutualism
    • The Food Web (Derital Web,
    • Grazing Web, Trophic Levels)
    • Energy Flow
    • Imbalances
  3. Wildlife Habitats
    • Introduction
    • Classification of Habitats
    • Biomes, Ecosystems, Microclimates
    • Timbered Biomes (Boreal Forest/ Taiga, Temperate Forest, Tropical Forest, Woodland)
    • Scrubland
    • Tropical Savannah
    • Temperate Grassland
    • Artic Tundra
    • Alpine
    • Semi-desert
    • Desert
    • Man Made Biomes (Urban, Agricultural)
    • Wet Biomes (Mangrove, Rivers, Benthos, Pelagic, Continental Shelf, Coral Reef,
    • Animal Use of Features in Biomes (Trees, Logs, Surface Rocks and Ground Cover, Creeks, Wetlands and Dams)
    • Case Studies
    • Changes to Habitats (Physical, Biological, Pollution)
    • Water for Wildlife
    • Siting Water Points
    • Managing Trees
    • Deforestation
    • Afforestation
  4. Population Dynamics
    • Populations
    • Birth or Fecundity Rate
    • Death or Mortality Rate
    • Growth Rate
    • Life Tables
    • Cohort or Dynamic Life Tables (Age Specific)
    • Static or Time Specific Life Tables
    • Rodents
    • Squirrels
    • Rabbits
    • Mosquitoes
    • Grasshoppers
    • Case Studies of different animals in different countries
  5. Carrying Capacity
    • Introduction
    • Exponential Population Growth
    • What is Carrying Capacity
    • Fisheries stock management (stock Identification, assessment, biomass)
    • Stock Management Methods
  6. Wildlife Censuses
    • Introduction and census types
    • Total Counts
    • Sampling (Simple Random, Stratified Random, Systemic, Two Stage, Double sampling)
    • Accuracy vs Precision
    • Bias Errors
    • Aerial Surveys
    • Trapping
    • Transects
    • Indirect Methods
    • Mark-Recapture method
    • Roadside and Call Counts
    • Mapping
    • Sampling methods for specific types of animals (ie. Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Invertebrates, Mammals etc.)
    • Animal Ethics
    • Case Study
  7. Wildlife Management Techniques
    • Habitat Modification
    • Fire
    • Vegetation Management
    • Predator Control
    • Habitat Features
    • Seeding
    • Population Monitoring
    • Captive Breeding and Release
    • Culling and Cropping
    • Control of pest or undesirable wildlife species
    • Control Objectives
    • Effects of Control
    • Control Techniques (Manipulating mortality, fertility, Genetiv Engineering, indirect methods)
  8. Wildlife Management Law and Administration
    • Policy and Wildlife Law
    • International Environmental Law
    • Treaties
    • International Customary Laws
    • Hard vs Soft Law
    • Domestic/National Law
    • Evolving Domestic Law
    • Sources of Legislation
    • Environmental Ethics
    • Enforcement
  9. Wildlife Management Case Study Research Project
    • Problem Based Learning Project with following aims:
    • Identify the objectives of a management program for an endangered species.
    • Determine appropriate techniques for carrying out a census of an endangered species.
    • Identify techniques for increasing the population of the endangered species.
    • Identify pest species and their undesirable effect on the endangered species of bird.
    • Identify techniques for reducing the undesirable impacts of the pest species on the endangered bird.
    • Present a management plan in a form that is appropriate for use by wildlife workers.

Please Note:  Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Learning Goals:  Wildlife Management BEN205
  • Develop a concept of how man manages wildlife populations in different situations around the world.
  • Understand and discuss the principles of wildlife ecology.
  • Understand wildlife habitats and their importance to managing wildlife.
  • Explain how populations of any one species change and adapt to variations in their environment.
  • Understand carrying capacity and its importance in managing wildlife populations.
  • Explain a range of different methods used to determine the number of individuals in a wildlife population.
  • Discuss a range of different wildlife management techniques.
  • To understand the potentials and limitations of legal and administrative initiatives, in the pursuance of more effective wildlife management.
  • Examine a specific wildlife management case of interest to the student.
Practicals:
  • Contact (either in person, email or by telephone) an organisation involved in wildlife management such as a National Park,
    wildlife reserve, zoo, etc to research their wildlife management program.
  • In your locality, find out about one pest species of wildlife and one endangered or threatened species of native wildlife. Research
    what happened to make these animals pests or endangered.
  • Visit a natural area in your locality and observe the organisms in the area and their interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Explain what trophic levels are and how energy flows between them.
  • Define habitat, biome, vegetation formation and feeding radius.
  • Visit a zoo, wildlife park, game reserve, pet shop, fauna sanctuary or other place where wild animals are kept in captivity to observe the
    animals in their captive surroundings and compare these with their native surroundings.
  • Identify a predator-prey relationship between two species in a local ecosystem and make predictions about changes to this relationship.
  • Research the difference between r and K strategists in animals.
  • Design a wildlife survey using a suitable sampling technique. Write this survey up as a mini scientific report containing an Abstract/Project
    Summary, Methods and materials section, Results/Discussion and Conclusion.
  • Research the success of one wildlife program where wildlife have been bred in captivity and then released.
  • Draw up a table that lists the advantages and disadvantages of allowing hunting to proceed in game parks where the animals being
    hunted are native to the area.
  • Telephone or contact a wildlife management agency in your area to determine the relevant local, regional, national and international laws
    that apply to wildlife in your locality.
  • Prepare a report of no less than 1000 words on a population of animals surveyed during the course.
  • Telephone or contact a wildlife management agency in your area to determine the relevant local, regional, national and international laws
    that apply to wildlife in your locality.
  • Prepare a report of no less than 1000 words on a population of animals surveyed during the course.

Please Note:   Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the Academy, marked by the Academy's tutors
and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Who Employs Wildlife Managers?
There are many opportunities for Wildlife Managers in the public or the private sector industries. Governments usually provide the largest employment opportunities in this field of work.  In recent years however, there has been an increase in private agencies. Employers may include the following but not necessary limited to this list:

 • Sanctuaries or reserves where animals are of prime concern
• Organisations whose specialise in Conservation 
• Companies who undertake land reclamation 
• Government agencies such as municipals, local councils and national governments
• Consulting firms either private or government

Be Taught by Experts
The courses at ADL are very distinctive with an emphasis on acquiring practical skills and knowledge and are written by industry experts. The course content is industry relevant globally and locally and, up-to-date. You receive unlimited tutor support.  tutors are only a phone call or email away.

Career and Job Opportunites May Include: 
Wildlife Management Jobs encompass: organising surveys either for wildlife or ecological purposes, as a ranger located in the countryside, keeping track of the movements of wildlife habitats and their populations, seeing that animals are protected from man-made distasters, such as the cutting down of forests, land reclamation for housing developments etc., treatment of sick or injured animals, ornithologist, game keeping,  zookeeper, and zoologist. These are but a few examples of the job opportunities that exist in this fast and expanding industry. 


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 her 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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Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours100
Validating BodyTraining Qualifications UK (TQUK) - An Ofqual Awarding Organisation. Qualification will be issued by TQUK
Course CodeBEN205
Course PrerequisiteNo, start at anytime
Course QualificationLevel 4 Certificate in Wildlife Management
Exam Required?Finalised with an exam/test
UK Course Credits10 Credits
US Course Credit Hours3 Credit Hours
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.


 
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