Wildlife conservation is the protection and management of wildlife and habitats in the interest of their survival into the future. The protection of wildlife has become a priority worldwide as the result of growing threats from habitat loss and deterioration, introduction of alien species, over-exploitation and poaching, pollution, and the changing climate.
New technology and on-line resources has revolutionised the field of conservation. The study of animal behaviour for conservation involves both the traditional skills of a field biologist and new skills ranging from satellite tracking to the use of DNA -based technologies.
Graduates from our course may find employment in the following areas:
- working as a conservation biologist for an NGO or government body
- working as a scientist or curator in a zoo
- working in the area of education
- working in industry (ecotourism, environmental consultancy).