SLE309 - Wildlife Conservation
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Previously coded as:|
SLE220 plus one level 2 SLE-coded unit
4 x 1 hour class per week
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.
Impact assessment 10%, group workshop 10%, group essay (2000 words) 40%, examination 40%