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Swayam

Wild Life and its Conservation

University of Mysore and CEC via Swayam

Overview

The main purpose of this course is to provide Scientific information on wildlife resource which is part of our nature. Many people are un aware of wildlife resources of India and their role is not understood for human survival. Due to hunting, poaching, and indiscriminate use of natural resources, the wild animal’s habitat is shrinking. Many species are becoming endangered and on the way of extinction. At this juncture, if we educate public and other interested people about usefulness of wildlife, rules and regulations available to conserve them in their natural abode, it is possible to control the depletion of valuable wild animal species on this planet earth. Therefore, in this course, efforts will be made to know about the values of wildlife, their conservations and modes of conservation. In this course all possible efforts will be made to provide a platform to interact with wildlife experts and discuss the wild animals and human conflicts. It is an awareness course, to provide continuous education on wild animals to and to develop awareness among public.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 01 : 1. Values of wildlife/ 2. Wildlife and its scope in India/ 3. Types of wildlife and their status/ 4. Wildlife depletion and its causesWeek 02 : 5. Wildlife corridors/ 6. Wildlife legislation/ 7. Wildlife Protection Act, 1972/ 8. Wildlife tradeWeek 03 : 9. Wildlife Safari/ 10. Wild animals projects/ 11. Wildlife and tribal welfare/ 12. Wildlife research in India and worldWeek 04 : 13. Wildlife education/ 14. India’s wildlife/ 15. Karnataka’s wildlife/ 16. Wildlife conservationWeek 05 : 17. Importance of wild animals and their conservation/ 18. Wild animals and artificial insemination and captive breeding/ 19. Wildlife sanctuaries/ 20. National ParksWeek 06 : 21. Biosphere reserves/ 22. Germplasm stations, seed banks and pollen banks/ 23. Zoological Gardens in India/ 24. Western GhatsWeek 07 : 25. Eastern Ghats/ 26. Himalayan Biodiversity/ 27. Government Institutions involved in wildlife research and conservation/ 28. NGO’s involved in wildlife research and conservationWeek 08 : 29. Ramsar wetlands/ 30. Mega biodiversity centres/ 31. Biodiversity hotspots/ 32. Biodiversity heritage sitesWeek 09 : 33. Biodiversity profile/ 34. Biodiversity Act, 2002/ 35. Biodiversity Development Authority (BDA)/ 36. PBR and BMC’sWeek 10 : 37. IBWL/ 38. Protected area network/ 39. Biodiversity mapping and prospecting/ 40. Wildlife census, techniques and biodiversity index

Taught by

Dr S Basavarajappa

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