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SLE309 - Wildlife Conservation

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB309

Unit chair:

Mike Weston

Prerequisite:

SLE220 plus one level 2 SLE-coded unit

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

4 x 1 hour class per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit will focus on developing students' knowledge and understanding of Australian wildlife, particularly in relation to the major issues concerning the conservation and utilisation of these species and their habitats. The unit examines the theoretical and practical applications of conservation biology with an emphasis given to conservation problems and their potential solutions in an Australian context. Topics covered include endangered species recovery programs; wildlife policy, laws and management plans; computer applications in wildlife management and population modelling; applied problems in wildlife conservation, including harvesting/exploitation of wildlife, control of overabundant native wildlife and conservation of threatened species; and human dimensions of wildlife management and decision making.

Assessment

Two assignments (10% each) 20%, essay 2000 words 40%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

Unit fee information available soon

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