Wildlife Tracking and Monitoring
Learn about tracking and monitoring wildlife and the modern technology used to do so in this free online course.
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In this course, you will be introduced to animal welfare and outcome monitoring, including the basics of sampling, the differences between taking a census and doing sampling, as well as different types of sampling. You also will be taught distance sampling and how its formula is derived. The analysis of radio-telemetry is also covered.
Furthermore, you will be taught about different habitats and the three modes of dispersal. Study habitat degradation, loss, fragmentation and displacement and their effects on wildlife populations. You will be taught the creation of a reserve, conflict hotspots and how gap analysis can be carried out. The principles of reserve (or preserve) design, and habitat management and improvement are also part of the comprehensive material.
Finally, you will be introduced to the capturing and restraining of wild animals, with examples of capture-and-restrain situations, including mechanical and chemical capture. Grapple with the causes of the disease complex known as capture myopathy, the proper care of immobilised animals, and human safety concerns during wildlife capture operations. This course is important for learners who want to know how wildlife tracking and monitoring can be carried out effectively and the critical steps that should be taken to protect endangered species.Start Course Now
Monitoring Wild Animals
Monitoring Wild Animals - Learning Outcomes
Monitoring Wild Animals Preliminaries
Basics of Sampling
Distance Sampling - I
Distance Sampling - II
Monitoring Wild Animals - Lesson Summary
Monitoring and Managing Habitats
Monitoring and Managing Habitats - Learning Outcomes
What Is A Habitat?
Habitat Degradation, Loss, Fragmentation and Displacement
Reserve Selection and Design
Habitat Management and Improvement
Monitoring and Managing Habitats - Lesson Summary
Capturing and Restraining Wild Animals
Capturing and Restraining Wild Animals - Learning Outcomes
Overview of Capturing and Restraining Wild Animals
Care of Immobilised Animal
Legal Aspects of Capture and Restraint
Other Topics in Capture and Restraint
Capturing and Restraining Wild Animals - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
- Explain how wildlife can be monitored
- State the basics of sampling
- Identify the characteristics of a good model of G(x)
- Describe behavioural monitoring
- Define a 'habitat'
- List the three modes of dispersal
- Explain habitat degradation, loss, fragmentation and displacement
- State the principles of reserve design
- Discuss habitat management and improvement
- Identify some capture-and-restrain situations
- Discuss capture myopathy
- Describe the transport of captive wild animals
- Outline human safety concerns during wildlife capture
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