SLE309 - Wildlife Conservation and Management

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

SQB309

EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SLE220 plus one level 2 SLE-coded unit

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x live online session per week; 2-3 h recorded online materials per week, and 2-3 days of on-campus workshops (~20 h in total) per trimester. All students also participate in a 30 minute drop-in session.

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; wildlife management and population modelling; applied problems in wildlife conservation, including management of pests and conservation of threatened species; and human dimensions of wildlife management and decision-making.

Unit Fee Information

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