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Short Courses

Wildlife Area Management

Philosophy and Ethics of Conservation

Course Outcome

Use and apply principles of ethics and conservation philosophy in support of ethical conservation.


Learning outcomes for this course:

  • Understand the principles of values and ethics as it apply to the nature conservation environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the philosophies underpinning current practices in conservation as it applies to Transfrontier conservation issues.
  • Investigate the relationship between personal values and ethics and human behavior as it applies to conservation environment.
  • Investigate and evaluate environmental and conservation issues in relation to human behavior, ethics and personal values.


Strategic Area Covered

  • Introduction
  • Philosophy and conservation ethics basic concepts and different approaches to conservation issues
  • Approached to conservation based on different belief and value systems
  • Other movements and approached related to conservation ethics
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Philosophy and ethics summary


Who can attend?

This course is suitable for Park Wardens, Conservation Agency Management Staff. 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

5 days

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