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Short Courses

Research and Monitoring

Animal Studies

Course Outcome

Use and apply knowledge of the fauna of the Southern African Region in support of conservation objectives

Learning outcomes for the module

At the completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Use and apply knowledge and understanding of taxonomy and basic anatomy for the identification and classification of the key fauna species of the Southern African conservation region.
  • Utilize knowledge and understanding of habitats and animal behaviour in the application of monitoring techniques in order to support the managing of animal populations in own known area of operation.
  • Use and apply species utilization as well as translocation and capturing techniques in the management of fauna as it applies to conservation objectives.
  • Apply knowledge of CITES in support of operational wildlife management objectives


Strategic Areas Covered

  • Animal classification
  • Monitoring techniques
  • Animal behaviour
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Habitat management
  • Culling / removal operations
  • Wildlife capture and translocation
  • Wildlife diseases


Who can attend?

This course is suitable for Park Wardens, Conservation Agency Management Staff, People involved in designing, planning, monitoring and evaluation of Parks and Reserves or Conservation Programmes. Applicants must have knowledge, comprehension and application of English.



This course is a NQF level 5 course and is institutionally accredited by the Southern African Wildlife College.


Course Duration

10 days

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