Species – animal or plant – conservation is a key component of protected areas management. It is often included as a goal when planning activities, and is key when monitoring the obtained results and the impacts generated in the field.
MOOC Conservation

Description

Species – animal or plant – conservation is a major objective of protected area management. It is often included as a goal when planning activities, and is central when monitoring the obtained results and the impacts generated on the field. This MOOC’s goal is therefore to introduce the notion of species, to describe what they represent within a protected area’s heritage and how managers conserve them, what the best conditions are, the limits, the opportunities, how can they be used to improve PA results, to think about ex situ conservation and so on.

What you’ll learn

  • What is species approach and how is it linked to PAs management?
  • How are threats measures and managed?
  • How are conservation actions implemented to protect species?

Requirements

None

Course outline

Instructors presenting this course include: Geoffroy Mauvais, Bertrand Chardonnet, Caroline Pollock and Jean-Christophe Vié, Nucharin Songsasen and many others.

UNIT 1 – CONTEXT

1.1 Introduction unit 1

1.2 What is the species approach

1.3 Definition of species

1.4 Species characteristics

1.5 Global conservation priorities

1.6 KBAs

1.7 Protected areas and species conservation

1.8 Category IV PAs

1.9 Category VI PAs

 

UNIT 2 – CONTEXT

2.1 Introduction unit 2

2.2 What is the IUCN Red List?

2.3 The RL assessment process

2.4 The IUCN Red List categories

2.5 The IUCN Red List Criteria

2.6 Supporting information for IUCN Red List assessments

2.7 National red lists

2.8 Uses of the IUCN Red List

2.9 Demo RedList.org

 

UNIT 3 – GLOBAL THREATS

3.1 Introduction unit 3

3.2 Invasive species

3.3 Plant invasive species

3.4 Animal invasive species

3.5 Climate change (1)

3.6 Climate change (2)

3.7 Loss of connectivity and fragmentation

3.8 Global traffic

3.9 Response to global traffic

 

UNIT 4 – LOCAL THREATS

4.1 Introduction unit 4

4.2 Poaching

4.3 Some responses

4.4 Harvesting

4.5 Marine species

4.6 Human/wildlife conflict

4.7 Migratory species

 

UNIT 5 – ULTRA LOCAL THREATS

5.1 Introduction unit 1

5.2 Ex Situ species conservation

5.3 From in situ to ex situ

5.4 Frozen conservation

5.5 Re-introduction

5.6 Future / Prospective

5.7 Final conclusion

 

Institutions

Organisation:
MOOC Conservation
Topics
Type

Certificate

Length

5 months

Effort

-

Format

Self-paced

Location

Online

Starting date

18 January 2020

Registration

-

Cost

Free

Price

-

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