Wildlife Conservation

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Lesson Structure: Wildlife Conservation BEB206

There are 10 lessons:

Introduction to Wildlife Conservation
Terminology
Biodiversity indicators
Threatening processes â?? habitat fragmentation, habitat degradation and loss, soil degradation, erosion, pollution, unsustainable harvesting, invasive species, climate change, population isolation and disease.
Important concepts â?? ecology, ecosystem, biome, conservation values, biological diversity, genetic drift, habitat, life span, wildlife movement and wildlife management.
The need for wildlife conservation
What is wildlife conservation
Recovery of Threatened Species
Public involvement
Translocation
Captive breeding
Research a?? population growth, habitat use and conservation genetics
Habitat Conservation a?? identifying critical habitat and protecting habitat
Recovery of species and threat management
Species vulnerability to endangerment
Loss of species a categories of risk
Habitat Conservation
The Role of Protected Areas a levels of protection, approaches to reserve selection and limitation of reserves.
The Role of GIS in Conservation
Habitat Rehabilitation a implementing a land management program, determining objectives, determining a program
Restoration Ecology a?? creating habitat corridors, situating corridors, types of corridors, edge effects
Creating Habitats
Habitat Fragmentation
Species Richness
Habitat Use
Types of Habitat a eg. temperate and tropical forests, woodland, tundra and mangrove habitats
Habitat
Approaches to Conservation of Threatened Wildlife
Species Approach a?? modelling demography, effective population size, small populations, population viability analysis (PVA)alt
Landscape Approach a elements of landscape ecology, distribution of populations within a landscape, landscape modelling
Ecosystem Approach a?? the need for ecosystem management, understanding dynamics, adaptive management, objectives for ecologically sustainable forest management.
Vegetation Surveys
Vegetation Mapping a?? remote sensing data.
Vegetation survey techniques such as quadrat surveys, landscape assessments, line surveys.
Plant Identification a?? common names, scientific names, levels of division, botanical keys.
Fauna Surveys
Species identification
Trapping Techniques â?? radio tracking, call recordings, pit fall traps, Elliot traps.
Observation techniques a?? spotlighting, scat surveys, census techniques
Marine Surveys
Commercial Fish Stock Management
Overexploitation
Aerial Surveys
Habitat Surveys
Reef Surveys
Planning for Wildlife
Use of GIS
Residential Planning
Urban Planning
Farm Planning
Management
Managing Threatened Wildlife Populations â?? manipulating populations, revegetation/restoration, creating corridors, pest control plans, fencing for species, fire breaks.
Wildlife Conservation Project
Learning Goals: Wildlife Conservation BEB206

Develop a concept of the guiding principles of wildlife conservation and the threats to wildlife.
Determine the principles and approaches used towards species recovery.
Discuss the principles of habitat conservation with regards to fragmentation, restoration and the use of protected areas.
Describe and discuss the various approaches used to conserve threatened species and ecosystems.
Appreciate the range of flora survey techniques that have been developed to sample fauna for the purposes of conservation.
Discuss and differentiate between fauna survey techniques that have been developed to sample fauna for the purposes of conservation.
Discuss and differentiate between marine survey techniques used to conserve wildlife.
Discuss and differentiate the range of planning tools available for farming, urban and residential planning to help conserve wildlife.
Identify various management techniques used to conserve wildlife.
Develop a wildlife recovery plan for a species under threat.
Practicals:

Select an invasive species (plant, animal or disease) that is present in your locality or country. Research information on the species such as:
Origin
Form of dispersal
Ecology a?? eg. behaviour, food and shelter preferences.
Impact of this species a?? eg. competition, predation, infection, habitat modification
Control Measures in place.
Select an endangered species (plant or animal) within your locality or country. Research information on the species including:
Location
Habitat
Behaviour/Diet
Reproduction
Threats
Conservation
Conduct research into the categories of threatened species within your own state or country. You could contact your local Environmental Protection Agency or search the internet. Find out what these categories are, what the category means and any species that fall into this category.

Conduct research on an endangered species within your country. Gather information on the following:

What conservation efforts are being undertaken.
Threats
Ecology
Distribution
Research five (5) habitat types. Find out information on the characteristics of the habitat, wildlife present and any potential or ongoing threats to this habitat.
Research legislation for protecting species relevant to your local area. What controls are in place to conserve habitat. List any incentives available to private landholders to conserve habitat on their property.
Conduct research on a threatened species in your region or country (either by the internet or contacting your relevant Environmental Protection Agency). Collect information on how you would attempt to conserve this species using a landscape approach.
Visit a natural/semi-natural area in your locality that has varying vegetation types. Conduct a small-scale flora survey of the species present using one of the techniques mentioned in the lesson. Prepare a report on your findings including: Description of Area, Methodology (including materials used); Results (Species and Vegetation types present).
Either contact an Environmental Consultant or search the internet to get information on 2 different fauna surveys carried out in your country. Gather information on the techniques used, the results and any shortcomings of the surveys that you may have noticed.
Set up a spot in your backyard for observation (if you do not have a backyard visit a local park or semi-natural area). sit for 30 minutes and observe the species you observe (both plant and animal). Record the animal activities you observe.
Conduct research on a survey approach taken for a threatened species of your choosing. Find out the survey approaches used, what were the results and how the data was used. Was this project successful, do you think another approach would have been more successful? Why?
Contact (either in person, email, by telephone or internet search) an organisation involved in integrating wildlife into farm, urban or residential planning (eg. Land for Wildlife, Local Councils, Conservation Partners Program of NSW, Conservation Grade, UK). Find out information such as:
How do they encourage the public to be involved in conservation efforts?
How do they plan for wildlife?
What are the goals of this organisation?
On the internet, research a project that uses exclusion fencing (or another exclusion method) to protect a threatened species. Find out information about the target species, its ecology, the area fenced, how effective the fencing has been in conserving the species and any issues with the project.
Develop a wildlife recovery plan for a species under threat.
Our Wildlife Conservation course will provide you with the foundation knowledge of the guiding principles fconserving threatened wildlife.

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