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SLE309 - Wildlife Conservation

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
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

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

Impact assessment 10%, group workshop 10%, group essay (2000 words) 40%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

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