232703

Wildlife Management

A problem-based course involving fieldwork, data analysis, and report writing. A range of research methods relevant to conservation managers will be explored using selected real-world problems. The problems will cover a diversity of techniques with a strong emphasis on gaining experience in conservation application and quantitative analytical methods.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

232703

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Subject

Zoology

Course planning information

Corequisite courses

Complete at the same time

You need to complete the corequisite course or courses listed above at the same time as doing this one.

Restrictions

Choose just one
199715

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Explain the ecological basis of conservation management.
  • 2 Describe the key threats to biodiversity and explain how those threats can be mitigated.
  • 3 Demonstrate a knowledge of the ecology of New Zealand’s biodiversity.
  • 4 Critically evaluate existing wildlife management practice and options for the future.
  • 5 Develop skills in field-based methodologies relevant to the management of wild populations.
  • 6 Demonstrate competence in communicating scientific research, including oral presentations, and report writing.
  • 7 Demonstrate competence in statistical and analytical skills used to collect, analyse, and interpret ecological data for wildlife management and research.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Practical/Placement 1 5 7 20%
Practical/Placement 1 5 7 20%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 5 20%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 6 7 20%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 6 7 20%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.