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Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Conservation and Management
This programme is specially designed for adults who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the principles and practice of Wildlife Conservation and Management
to enhance their career growth or
to enable students to pursue further studies in this field of study or
to create awareness among enthusiastic conservationists.
The programme of study will cover basic scientific knowledge with respect to the understanding of biology, diversity, ecology of plants, animals and other living forms considered as wildlife, their conservation status and management of their habitats, techniques in assessing wildlife populations, their threats, habitat quality and social impact on wildlife. The courses in the programme of study have a considerable amount of practical training hours and a separate project study which involves theory, practice and applications. The most significant feature is the attempt made to develop in learners’ techniques and skills of conservation and management of wildlife with social inputs from stakeholders of wildlife. The Programme will be conducted by the Department of Zoology of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the principle medium of instructions will be in English and Sinhala. Academic activities will be conducted only at the Colombo Regional Centre of the OUSL.
Advance Certificate in Wildlife Conservation and Management programme involves courses related to wildlife biology, ecology, conservation and management, wildlife study techniques and filed craft, wildlife case studies and a compulsory research project.
a. Obtained a minimum of six (06) Passes with two Credit Passes, including Mathematics and First Language, at the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) Examination or equivalent or a higher qualification Or
b. Successfully completed a certificate programme in SLQF level 1 qualification Or
c. Successfully completed a NVQ level 3 qualification in relevant field Or
d. An equivalent or a higher qualification acceptable to the Senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka.
This Advance certificate programme is conducted by the department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences. Contact the coordinator,Mr. Saminda Fernando for further details.
Dr Neetha Punchihewa Head/ Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.
Mr. Saminda Fernando, Coordinator/ Advance Certificate in Wildlife Conservation and Management, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala.