Our Wildlife Management Course is based on the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Wildlife Management’s Honours degree programme but has been re-written so that no prior learning is required. Written specifically for those who need to understand the ecological management of game farms and game reserves.


Module # 1 – Principles of Wildlife Management 

  • Component # 1 – The science of wildlife management 

Module # 2 – Habitat Management 

  • Component # 1 – Habitat characteristics
  • Component # 2 – Habitat and game assessment
  • Component # 3 – Grazing management
  • Component # 4 – Bush encroachment and fires 

Module # 3 – Game Management 

  • Component # 1 – Suitable game species
  • Component # 2 – Managing wildlife
  • Component # 3 – Animal population dynamics
  • Component # 4 – Sustainable utilisation of wildlife 

Module # 4 – Game Capture and Translocation 

  • Component # 1 – Game capture Part A
  • Component # 2 – Game capture Part B
  • Component # 3 – Game in temporary captivity
  • Component # 4 – Game translocation
  • Component # 5 – Game counts 

Module # 5 – Nutritional Physiology for Herbivores 

  • Component # 1 – Anatomy and physiology
  • Component # 2 – Nutritional value of plants 

Module # 6 – Nutritional Chemistry for Herbivores 

  • Component # 1 – Plant chemicals and toxins
  • Component # 2 – Management of toxic plants & affected game
  • Component # 3 – Grazing capacity and Energy balance 

Module # 7 – Wildlife Nutrition 

  • Component # 1 – Mineral deficiencies
  • Component # 2 – Medicinal licks & supplementary feeding
  • Component # 3 – Nutrition in captivity 

Module # 8 – Wildlife Diseases 

  • Component # 1 – General principles in disease
  • Component # 2 – Bacterial diseases
  • Component # 3 – Viral diseases
  • Component # 4 – Protozoal diseases 

Module # 9 – Wildlife Parasites 

  • Component # 1 – Epidemiology and specific parasites
  • Component # 2 – General biology and Control 

Module # 10 – Toxic Plants 

  • Component # 1 – Specific toxic species
  • Component # 2 – Wildlife and toxic plants 

Module # 11 – Soil 

  • Component # 1 – What is soil?
  • Component # 2 – Soil forming processes and factors
  • Component # 3 – Soil erosion 

Module # 12 – Assessing Vegetation 

  • Component # 1 – The study area
  • Component # 2 – Classifying plant communities
  • Component # 3 – Calculating plant biomass
  • Component # 4 – Assessing veld condition 

Module # 13 – Determining Carrying Capacity 

  • Component # 1 – Grazing capacity
  • Component # 2 – Browsing capacity
  • Component # 3 – Ecological capacity
  • Component # 4 – Monitoring populations and stocking rates 

Module # 14 – Game Reserve Management 

  • Component # 1 – The wildlife management plan 

Cost

Course Cost: ZAR 3,600 or £175*

*Cost based on current exchange rates to the South African Rand (ZAR)


How to Register and Sign Up

  1. To register click on the ‘Book Course’ button at the top of this page. Registration is FREE and you then have access to your ‘Wildlife Campus Courses Dashboard’
  2. After registration you can then decide on and purchase a course.
  3. Once registered you also gain access to FREE COURSES, including The Big 5, Elephants Facts and Fables, Birding by Habitat, Astronomy and more.

CONTACT US for more information on the Online Wildlife Management course. We frequently run special offers on combination certificate packed. Please ask about our current specials.


All Course content is available online but may also be downloaded in PDF format (and easily printed) so you don’t have to be online to study. No physical product except certificates earned, are posted to students. 

All assessment is delivered entirely online and is automated. The assessment which we’ve called “take the test” (top right in each component) consists of between 10 and 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions. There is one test for each of the components of a course. Students may attempt these tests as many times as required until they have achieved the passing mark. Once a test is passed, it cannot be taken again. 


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