ENVR5005 Conservation Biology and Sustainability (Level 5) (15 credits)

Conservation Sustainability

The aim of this paper is for students to understand the management of the natural world and its biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction and the erosion of biotic interactions as well as apply the principles of the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economical within the context of sustainable living. 

Globally, there are concerns about the conservation of species and the sustainability of our planet. We will explore methods that enable us to manage and enhance our species populations and diversity. The paper explores how we can be more sustainable to enable us to protect the environment for future generations. 

You’ll go on a field trip where you’ll examine several different wildlife management strategies.

Content may include:

  • Wildlife conservation
  • Environmental wellbeing
  • Kaitiakitanga - guardianship and conservation 
  • Energy
  • The commons principle
  • Sustainability challenges
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Different wildlife management strategies (New Zealand)
  • Scientific writing and communication
  • Conservation and sustainability

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