The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale, as well as within protected areas, and involve landowners and the community. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes, both natural and cultural, that need to be managed to ensure conservation. A large number of organisations, such as Natural Resource Management Boards, and Land Conservancies have conservation at a landscape scale as a major mission. You will learn about the roles of connectivity and fragmentation in influencing biotic patterns, landscape and political processes relevant to the conservation of rare or threatened, species, ecosystems and landforms, and the ways in which landscapes can be planned and managed with landholders and the community to benefit the conservation of nature. If you are interested in working with people to conserve nature at a broad scale, you will enhance your knowledge by undertaking this unit.
|Unit name||Conserving Nature in Landscapes|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 credit points at intermediate level
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
1-hr online lecture and 1-hr in class lecture weekly, weekly 1hr tutorial and 2 field trips
Online quizzes (40%), conservation report (30%), grant proposal (30%)
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