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Short Courses

Research and Monitoring

Conservation Research

Course Outcome

Apply research principles in the identification and addressing of conservation issues.

Learning Outcomes for this module:

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

  • Use and apply understanding of natural and social sciences in the identification of research requirements as it applies to your own area of operation.
  • Use and apply qualitative and quantitative research techniques to identify and scope a research project in nature conservation.
  • Collect and analyze data using basic statistical analysis techniques.
  • Present research projects incorporating tables and graphs.


Strategic Areas Covered

  • Types of research
  • The role of research in management
  • The research process
  • Understanding research proposals and reports


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 6 course and is institutionally accredited by the Southern African Wildlife College.


Course Duration

6 days

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