Certificate in Wildlife Conservation


Become part of the global solution.

Learn about innovative ways Wildlife Conservationists identify and recover vulnerable habitats and apply your knowledge in a research project focusing on an endangered species in your area. TCA can help you build a foundation for a career as a changemaker. Understand essential concepts like biodiversity, wildlife management, and ways to protect an ecosystem or habitat. This certificate could help you develop skills across tourism, conservation, wildlife management or research and development. Enrol now to discover solutions to Wildlife Conservation challenges that empower you to contribute to positive change

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Course Duration

6 Months Access | ~100 hours

Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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Be awarded with a certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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  • What is wildlife conservation
  • The need for wildlife conservation
  • Important concepts ecology, ecosystem, biome, conservation values, biological diversity, genetic drift, habitat, life span, wildlife movement and wildlife management.
  • Threatening processes habitat fragmentation, habitat degradation and loss, soil degradation, erosion, pollution, unsustainable harvesting, invasive species, climate change, population isolation and disease.
  • Biodiversity indicators
  • Terminology
  • Loss of species categories of risk
  • Species vulnerability to endangerment
  • Recovery of species and threat management
  • Habitat Conservation identifying critical habitat and protecting habitat
  • Research population growth, habitat use and conservation genetics
  • Captive breeding
  • Translocation
  • Public involvement
  • Habitat
  • Types of Habitat eg. temperate and tropical forests, woodland, tundra and mangrove habitats
  • Habitat Use
  • Species Richness
  • Habitat Fragmentation
  • Creating Habitats
  • Restoration Ecology creating habitat corridors, situating corridors, types of corridors, edge effects
  • Habitat Rehabilitation implementing a land management program, determining objectives, determining a program
  • The Role of GIS in Conservation
  • The Role of Protected Areas levels of protection, approaches to reserve selection and limitation of reserves.
  • Species Approach modelling demography, effective population size, small populations, population viability analysis (PVA)
  • Landscape Approach elements of landscape ecology, distribution of populations within a landscape, landscape modelling
  • Ecosystem Approach the need for ecosystem management, understanding dynamics, adaptive management, objectives for ecologically sustainable forest management.
  • Observation techniques spotlighting, scat surveys, census techniques
  • Trapping Techniques radio tracking, call recordings, pit fall traps, Elliot traps.
  • Species identification
  • Reef Surveys
  • Habitat Surveys
  • Aerial Surveys
  • Overexploitation
  • Commercial Fish Stock Management
  • Farm Planning
  • Urban Planning
  • Use of GIS
  • Managing Threatened Wildlife Populations manipulating populations, revegetation/restoration, creating corridors, pest control plans, fencing for species, fire breaks.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


  • Grow your understanding of the survival connections between species
  • Identify real-life solutions that are present in the movement to conserve our wildlife
  • Discover how ecologists use exclusion methods to protect and regenerate species
  • Learn to observe and collect information about ecosystems nearby
    Connect to ideas and concepts that provide a framework for conversation



Pay a total of 649.00 around your schedule with our flexible, interest-free payment plan, that also includes an 8 day money back guarantee.

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Pay your course fees upfront and benefit from a €100 discount, with a 14 day money-back guarantee.

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