Animals and plants face extinction through habitat loss, over-exploitation, pollution, disease, invasive species and global climate change. What will you contribute to solutions to the conservation crisis? Analyse the facts and learn the field techniques, so that you are well-positioned to offer innovative ways forward. Learn about the natural science aspects of conservation including genetics, ecology, wildlife management and species reintroduction. Explore the human aspect of conservation and develop your own understanding of what needs to be done so, upon graduation, you can make a real difference in tomorrow’s world. Our degree includes a significant lab-based and field-based component. You can also conduct a research project in the UK or abroad at the end of the second year. Recent locations include South Africa, Borneo and the Peruvian Amazon. Choose to study Wildlife Conservation with a Year in Professional Practice at Kent because: • you’ll be inspired by academics at the forefront of their fields including primate conservation, biodiversity-human wellbeing relationships, business and biodiversity, environmental change and wildlife trade • you’ll become part of the growing community of conservationists in the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), an award-winning research centre. • you’ll experience a thought-provoking mix of teaching methods, including lectures, small seminar groups, field visits and laboratory sessions. The student-led Conservation Society offers even more opportunities to be involved in projects and be part of a close-knit community • you’ll build up academic and practical skills on your placement (at home or abroad) that prepare you for careers in environmental consultancy, forest impact, project work and coordination, animal monitoring and wildlife crime mapping • you’ll use outstanding facilities such as modern genetics labs and an Ecology lab for your own research • you’ll benefit from ongoing support in your studies through our excellent staff-student ratio, regular workshops and alumni talks as well as dedicated academic advisors and peer mentoring scheme.
Receive training in the human dimensions of conservation, for example environmental economics, international biodiversity regulation, the politics of climate change and work with rural communities. Acquire the skills to collect useable data for understanding threats, establishing conservation priorities (at the species and habitat levels) and informing decision-making.
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