Conservation and Environmental

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

£ 325 - (Rs 27,199)

Important information

  • Vocational qualification
  • Distance learning
  • When:

If your future career goal is Environmental Protection then starting with this course first is the right direction.

In this course you'll

Learn to manage conservation in different environments.

Explore conservation issues and strengthen your knowledge of the environment

Self paced 100 hr course, provides a credit toward a range of different certificates or diplomas.

For people working in conservation or environmental areas, or anyone with a passion for sustainability.

The course reviews basic ecology and environmental problems such as pollution and land degradation before considering varying aspects of conservation such as animal, marine and vegetation.

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Distance Learning

What you'll learn on the course

Pollution Control
Environmental Impact
Environmental Quality
Environmental Conservation
Solar Energy
Environmental Sustainability
Climate Change
Conservation and Environmental

Course programme

Lesson Structure: Lesson Guide - Conservation & Environmental Management BEN201

There are 8 lessons:

An Introduction To Ecology
Spaceship Earth
Conservation; Use of Resources, ecological value, economic value, genetic diversity
Basic Ecology
The Ecosystem
Constituents for the Ecosystem
Ecological Concepts
The Web of Life; climate, producers, consumers, decomposers The Food Web
Habitat and Niche
Humans in the Environment
Energy Flow
The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
Climate Change
El Nino
International Efforts to Counter Climate Change; IPCC, UNFCC, Kyoto Protocol, Copenhagen Summit, Worldwatch Institute, etc
A Perspective On Environmental Problems
History of Conservation
Natural Resources; Renewable, Non Renewable
Goals of Conservation
History from Industrial Revolution to WWII
WW2 and Post War Period
International Conservation
Loss of Agricultural Land
Loss of Biodiversity Endagered Water Supplies
Exhaustion of Non Renewable Resources
Political and Economic Issues of Conservation
Environmental Damage in Free Economies
Pollution in Planned Economies Supply of Resources
Limits to Growth
Pollution and Industry Effects On The Environment
Nature and Scope of Pollution
Industrial Pollution
Types of Pollutants
Effects of Pollution
Nuclear Pollution
Sick Building Syndrome
Asbestos Fibre
Energy Alternatives
Nuclear Energy, Hydro Power, Solar Energy, Wind, Waste Power
Water and Soil
River Catchments
Water Pollution
Water Environments
The Hydrological Cycle; Infiltration, Rainfall, Evaporation, Effective Rainfall, etc
Water and Plant Growth
Keeping Water Clean
Sewerage Treatment
Soil; pH, texture, structure
Land and Soil Degradation;
Loss of soil fertility
Soil compaction
Soil acidification
Build up of dangerous chemicals
Vegetation Conservation and Management
Value of Trees
Commercial Value of Trees
Forest Systems and Biomass
Forest Conservation
Trees and the Environment
Environmental consequences of Deforestation
Classification of Forests
Acid Rain
Environmental Weeds
Strategies for Preservation of Native Grasslands
Animal Conservation & Management
The Human Animal
Threatened Species
Invasive Species
Wildlife Management; approaches, preservation, conservation, goals
Wildlife Habitats
Water Management for Wildlife
Wildlife Surveys
Marine Conservation and Management
Fisheries; stock management, assessment, biomass, stock management methods
Conservation of Sandy Shores
The Future
Tourism and the Environment
Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD)
Framework for ESD

Learning Goals - Conservation & Environmental Management BEN201

Describe the nature and scope of ecology.
Describe environmental problems and their causes.
Develop a brief introduction to pollution and its effect on the environment and conservation.
Discuss relationships between water and soil and their effects on conservation and the environment, and how they can be used and managed.
Investigate the techniques of vegetation management used in a range of situations.
Identify the methods used to monitor and manage natural animal populations and land areas for sustainable species continuance.
Identify the methods used to monitor and manage natural marine populations for sustainable species continuance.
Describe the role of Ecologically Sustainable Development policies in future environment management.


Describe ecological processes and associated sustainable management techniques.
Investigate a specific environmental problem and provide possible solutions.
Evaluate the relationship between industry and pollution.
Discuss principles of water and soil management.
Select a specific type of plant that is endangered or an environmental problem and submit a case study.
Explain animal conservation strategies, including protection legislation, breeding programs and habitat conservation.
Discuss a specific issue that applies to marine conservation.
Develop profiles of three different conservation and/or environment lobby group organisations and procedures used in promoting their cause.

Additional information

Agricultural Growing, Plant Biology, Horticulture