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Wildlife Conservation

By Prof. Ankur Awadhiya   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 2628
Conservation of wildlife is important, not only because animals like pandas are cute, or animals like tiger or elephant are majestic, and we want to have them with us; it is also important for the provisioning of several ecosystem services and the proper working of the ecosystem itself, of which we too are a part. In this course, we shall discuss the several facets of wildlife conservation, including its importance and the threats being faced, and also how they are being managed in the field. We shall explore how to capture wild animals, how to treat them when needed, how to manage their habitats and their populations, and so on. We'll use the case study approach with real-life examples from the field to get a better understanding of this field and its applications.


INTENDED AUDIENCE : Officers and staff of Forest departments, Students of Forestry, Wildlife conservation and allied disciplines, Policy makers
PREREQUISITES : Has cleared 10+2 with science
INDUSTRY SUPPORT Tourism industries, Education industries, Green energy industries, Renewable energy / materials industry
Summary
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 06 Nov 2020
Exam Date : 18 Dec 2020 IST
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction, Importance, Threats
Week 2 : Monitoring wild animals
Week 3 : Monitoring & managing habitats
Week 4 : Management of wildlife diseases
Week 5 : Capturing and restraining wild animals
Week 6 : Conservation genetics
Week 7 : Ex-situ conservation
Week 8 : Management of changes

Books and references

1. Pullin, A.S., Conservation Biology. 2002: Cambridge University Press.
2. Van Dyke, F., Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications. 2008: Springer Netherlands.
3. Selected articles / papers as referred to in the lectures

Instructor bio

Prof. Ankur Awadhiya

IIT Kanpur
Dr. Ankur Awadhiya (B. Tech IIT Kanpur 2009, Ph. D IIT Kanpur 2015, AIGNFA IGNFA Dehradun 2016, PGDAWM WII Dehradun 2018) is an IFS officer borne on the Madhya Pradesh cadre. His interests include photography, tourism, research, instrumentation and creative literary pursuits.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 18 December,2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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