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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain biodiversity and its relationship with sustainability using the sustainable development goals
- Quantify the biodiversity and habitat present in your local environment
- Propose habitat modification/s that can increase biodiversity in your local environment
- Apply biodiversity skills and concepts to inform the local management of biodiversity
- Introduction to Biodiversity
- Assessing biodiversity
- Identifying wildlife
- Creating habitat to attract wildlife
- Living with wildlife
- Making it work
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Biodiversity is a critical component of sustainable living and is central to several of the subjected Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At a local scale, biodiversity is important for healthy and sustainable living, and due to the complexity of biodiversity issues in urban areas, requires well informed and strategic management. Focusing on the biodiversity present in urban areas, especially your own backyard, you will learn about the importance of biodiversity to human and ecosystem health and how biodiversity supports sustainable living. You will develop skills and knowledge in identification, quantification and management of both vertebrate and invertebrate biodiversity, and learn how to modify your environment to facilitate greater biodiversity.
- Quizzes (x5) (30%)
- Backyard Biodiversity Management Plan (30%)
- Backyard Biodiversity Assessment (20%)
- Backyard Habitat Assessment (20%)
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