Wildlife Management

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

£ 325 - ($ 6.004)

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Your Wildlife Management Career Begins Here!

Join our many graduates who enrolled in this most popular course and gone onto to being Wildlife Managers.

This course establishes sound Wildlife Management skills, practices and knowledge. More importantly the course will help you develop problem solving skills that are respected by employers but, not often found by other graduates on competency based courses.

What Can Wildlife Management Do For You?

This course will give you a very solid foundation in the principals of Wildlife Management and also, help you to develop your practical skills.

What You Will Learn From Wildlife Management?

To develop your understanding of the principals and importance of Wildlife Management to the environment

To recognise the importance of Ecology

To understand Wildlife Habitats

To comprehend and understand the dynamics of population

To determine how Carrying Capacity effects wildlife and what it is and how it effects population

To identify and implement Wildlife Censuses

To apply the principals of Wild Life Management Techniques

To understand Wildlife Management Law and Administration

To produce a Wildlife Management Case Study Research Project

This Wildlife Management online distance learning course is a must course for anyone who wishes to work to conserve wildlife whether it's in the wild, in zoos or working with breeding programs. Wildlife management is the manipulation of wild animal populations and their habitats for the benefit of both humans and wildlife. Wildlife management includes running parks and reserves, altering and rehabilitating wildlife habitats, pest control, protecting human life and property and managing harvests of wildlife.

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IT Management
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Lesson Structure: Wildlife Management BEN205

There are 9 lessons:

Introduction to Wildlife Management
What is Wildlife Management
Approaches to Wildlife Management (Preservation, Conservation, Management)
Purpose of Wildlife Management
Decision Making (Who makes decisions, Making good decisions)
Needs of Wildlife
What’s a Good Habitat
Limiting factor
Carrying capacity
Landscape Fragmentation
Habitat Diversity
Biological Control
Integrated Pest Management
Wildlife Ecology
Ecology (Mutualism, Commensalisms, Competition, Predation, parasitism, herbivoury)
Behavioural Ecology
Population Ecology
Community Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology
Interactions within a Community
The Food Web (Derital Web,
Grazing Web, Trophic Levels)
Energy Flow
Wildlife Habitats
Classification of Habitats
Biomes, Ecosystems, Microclimates
Timbered Biomes (Boreal Forest/ Taiga, Temperate Forest, Tropical Forest, Woodland)
Tropical Savannah
Temperate Grassland
Artic Tundra
Case Studies of different animals in different countries
Carrying Capacity
Exponential Population Growth
What is Carrying Capacity
Fisheries stock management (stock Identification, assessment, biomass)
Stock Management Methods
Wildlife Censuses
Introduction and census types
Total Counts
Sampling (Simple Random, Stratified Random, Systemic, Two Stage, Double sampling)
Sources of Legislation
Environmental Ethics
Wildlife Management Case Study Research Project
Problem Based Learning Project with following aims:
Identify the objectives of a management program for an endangered species.
Determine appropriate techniques for carrying out a census of an endangered species.
Identify techniques for increasing the population of the endangered species.
Identify pest species and their undesirable effect on the endangered species of bird.
Identify techniques for reducing the undesirable impacts of the pest species on the endangered bird.
Present a management plan in a form that is appropriate for use by wildlife workers.
Please Note: Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Learning Goals: Wildlife Management BEN205

Develop a concept of how man manages wildlife populations in different situations around the world.
Understand and discuss the principles of wildlife ecology.
Understand wildlife habitats and their importance to managing wildlife.
Explain how populations of any one species change and adapt to variations in their environment.
Understand carrying capacity and its importance in managing wildlife populations.
Explain a range of different methods used to determine the number of individuals in a wildlife population.
Discuss a range of different wildlife management techniques.
To understand the potentials and limitations of legal and administrative initiatives, in the pursuance of more effective wildlife management.
Examine a specific wildlife management case of interest to the student.

Contact (either in person, email or by telephone) an organisation involved in wildlife management such as a National Park,
wildlife reserve, zoo, etc to research their wildlife management program.
In your locality, find out about one pest species of wildlife and one endangered or threatened species of native wildlife. Research
what happened to make these animals pests or endangered.
Visit a natural area in your locality and observe the organisms in the area and their interactions with each other and the environment.
Explain what trophic levels are and how energy flows between them.
Define habitat, biome, vegetation formation and feeding radius.
Visit a zoo, wildlife park, game reserve, pet shop, fauna sanctuary or other place where wild animals are kept in captivity to observe the
animals in their captive surroundings and compare these with their native surroundings.
Identify a predator-prey relationship between two species in a local ecosystem and make predictions about changes to this relationship.
Research the difference between r and K strategists in animals.
Design a wildlife survey using a suitable sampling technique. Write this survey up as a mini scientific report containing an Abstract/Project
Summary, Methods and materials section, Results/Discussion and Conclusion.
Research the success of one wildlife program where wildlife have been bred in captivity and then released.
Draw up a table that lists the advantages and disadvantages of allowing hunting to proceed in game parks where the animals being
hunted are native to the area.

Who Employs Wildlife Managers?
There are many opportunities for Wildlife Managers in the public or the private sector industries. Governments usually provide the largest employment opportunities in this field of work. In recent years however, there has been an increase in private agencies. Employers may include the following but not necessary limited to this list:

• Sanctuaries or reserves where animals are of prime concern
• Organisations whose specialise in Conservation
• Companies who undertake land reclamation
• Government agencies such as municipals, local councils and national governments
• Consulting firms either private or government

Be Taught by Experts
The courses at ADL are very distinctive with an emphasis on acquiring practical skills and knowledge and are written by industry experts. The course content is industry relevant globally and locally and, up-to-date. You receive unlimited tutor support. tutors are only a phone call or email away.

Career and Job Opportunites May Include:
Wildlife Management Jobs encompass: organising surveys either for wildlife or ecological purposes, as a ranger located in the countryside, keeping track of the movements of wildlife habitats and their populations, seeing that animals are protected from man-made distasters, such as the cutting down of forests, land reclamation for housing developments etc., treatment of sick or injured animals, ornithologist, game keeping, zookeeper, and zoologist. These are but a few examples of the job opportunities that exist in this fast and expanding industry.

Wildlife Art

Purchase astonishing wildlife prints by one of the worlds most accomplished
wildlife artist, Chris McClelland.
His works are internationally recognised for their fine graphite and coloured pencil drawings.
Chris has a strong passion for the wildlife of Africa and Australia.
His artwork captures the movement of wildlife that is so captivating with a skill and precision
that make his animals come alive. Chris and his wife Maggie (a respected and accomplished photographer in her own right), held an exhibition recently of their work in Canterbury, England. Please read the article on our Blog titled Wildlife Art to find out more about this outstanding artist and his love for all things wildlife. To see this unique art please visit his website

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Ecology, Environment Sustainability, Conservation