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UFRGS-301 Biodiversity Conservation –- Field Studies

Period P3e - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, BrazilYear 2
UFRGS-301Biodiversity Conservation – Field Studies5 ECTSPeriod P3eUFRGS
Objectives:The course starts with an introduction into ethical, philosophical and theoretical bases of conservation, critically questioning current approaches. After the introductory phase, the different topics, spanning from conservation of single species, protected areas, sustainable use of natural resources to environmental planning, evaluation of effectiveness of conservation efforts and restoration, will be discussed using examples from the Brazilian conservation debate.

Outcomes:Discuss with students motivation, concepts, and theoretical and practical aspects inherent to the task of biodiversity conservation. Students will be challenged to question about the usual paradigms and strategies. This approach is to help them to deconstruct and/or (re)construct their own views and conservation approaches and practices.
CompulsoryTaught in EN/PTMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 125 hours
Written Exam70%Lecture15
Oral ExamSeminar15