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Short Courses

Research and Monitoring

Vegetation Studies

We monitor the vegetation because it provides habitat for most other species, food for most animals, protects the soil from erosion and regulates the flow of water and energy through the ecosystem. There are hundreds of vegetation variables that you could monitor and its important to have specific management questions to focus on. This module teaches that management objectives are based on the desired state for a park / reserve (usually written as a Mission / Vision statement) and how to work towards the desired outcome.

Park Wardens, Conservation Agency Management Staff, People involved in designing, planning, monitoring and evaluation of Parks and Reserves or Conservation Programmes.

Tailored Courses for organisations please contact: marvdw@sawc.org.za

Individuals wanting to attend please contact: ypretorius@sawc.org.za

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