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International Wildlife Management

Wildlife Ecology & Biodiversity Management in the international context
Frame work:
• + 2 months advanced education, consisting of lectures, workshops and a considerable amount of tailor made blocks for self-study;
• + 2 months applied (field and/or desktop) research commissioned by a VHL Lector;
• International field study trip to become submerged in two European reference nature areas and experience cross-cultural wildlife management approaches;
• At the end of the minor the research results will be disseminated during a symposium, which will be organized and executed by the students themselves in cooperation with the lectureships and other stakeholders;
• Advanced education in:
• Wildlife ecology;
• Wildlife techniques, e.g. telemetry, automated observation techniques, camera traps, GPS;
• Landscape ecology and analysis;
• Socio economic integration & governance for wildlife & biodiversity management.
• International policies for conservation of biodiversity
• Tools such as
• GIS, e.g. use of drones, remote sensing;
• Management Tools;
• Project management;
• Applied research design & management.
TAKE NOTICE: The international study trip is to be financed by the students themselves. The student’s contribution is approximately €650,-.

Leerdoelen

By participating in this minor, the student will be able to:
• contribute independently to management of wildlife & biodiversity in landscapes through applied research on real-life topics;
• design and execute applied research;
• use ecological field data collection techniques as part of the management policy of a nature unit;
• report and present the findings in a formal setting.
• The student will also gain insight in solving international biodiversity issues.

Aanvullende informatie

In case of a low number of applications for the minor, the minor may not be offered. After closing the registration period, you will be informed as soon as possible (no later than 20 December 2019).

Ingangseisen

Sufficient ecological knowledge, obtained by a study Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences, Forest & Nature Conservation, Coastal Zone Management or comparable. The study unit coordinator may require an entry interview and/or and entry exam.

Provide documents for entry requirements:
Formal proof of the modules/subjects followed and a list of marks. 

Toetsing

Individual Portfolio, based on:
• General and topic-specific exercises: pass/fail (passing norm = pass) – weighting factor 1
• Research proposal: pass/fail (passing norm = pass) – weighting factor 1
• Story map international field trip: pass/fail (passing norm = pass) – weighting factor 1
• Professional written product: (group) grade (passing norm = 5.5) – weighting factor 7
• Formal presentation of results: (individual) grade (passing norm = 5.5) – weighting factor 3

Literatuur

Depending on the project. Will be announced  by the commissioner at a later time.

Rooster

Study load 840 hours:
• Lectures 200 hours
• Design research 100 hours
• Execute research project 320 hours
• Report writing 100 hours
• Knowledge dissemination 040 hours
• Field trip 080 hours