Enhance your knowledge and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation & management.
The Conservation Biology programme provides students with a knowledge base and the practical experience to address issues relating to biodiversity conservation and biodiversity management. In particular, it will provide students with information and knowledge to:
- Minimise the negative effects of development on species, habitats and ecosystems.
- Increase awareness of the issues surrounding biodiversity conservation nationally and globally.
- Ensure that local communities living around areas of conservation importance are respected and have their interests taken into account when developing management plans for protected areas.
- Integrate the planning and management of biodiversity conservation with education, applied scientific research, and sustainable development.
The programme is relevant to the work of conservation biologists and managers, NGOs, consultancy firms and contractors, international agencies, and donors. In particular, it is designed for conservation professionals who wish to gain formal scientific training and students with prior academic qualifications who wish to re-train for a new career in biodiversity conservation. The majority of graduates have resumed conservation work in their own countries, secured employment or are carrying out further research
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