More BSc (Hons) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Research Projects. Effects of trap height in relation to number and species composition of captures of UK macro moths (Lepidoptera) with special emphasis on Hawkmoths of the family Sphingidae; Size preferences in Reptile Refugia.
Biodiversity and conservation is connected to similar disciplines like environmental science, natural resources management and animal sciences. Topics covered by biodiversity and conservation programmes are: conservation landscapes, biodiversity informatics, evolution and biodiversity, parasitology, fresh water ecology, or habitat management.
Introduction Wildlife conservation is a reaction to the increasing loss of species, the rate of which has accelerated dramatically this century. Species loss has been highlighted by some notable cases of extinction and near extinction in recent centuries, such as the dodo and the American buffalo.
In your first year you will study a range of topics across several modules covering both theory and practice across the biological and environmental sciences. Year two of the course offers specialist modules in wildlife and zoo-related areas, whilst year 3 includes a dissertation on a wildlife, conservation or zoo biology topic of your choice.
Both include coursework worth 120 credits (taking 1 year), and the MSc includes a thesis worth 120 credits (taking an additional year). 60 of the 120 credits are made up from a seminar-style paper in Conservation Biology, and a choice of Freshwater Ecosystem Management or Wildlife Management, both of which have a strong field emphasis.
Poaching accounts for 60% of wildlife deaths according to conservation group WWF. There is a demand for elephant tusks, rhino horns and other animal parts for their purported medicinal value.
Wildlife tourism and conservation: an interdisciplinary evaluation of gorilla ecotourism in Dzanga-Sangha, Central African Republic Kathryn Shutt Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Durham University Department of Anthropology December 2013. i ontents Page.