Planning Human-Wildlife Interactions in Urban Environments
This course is an introduction to both the issues surrounding human-wildlife interactions in urban environments and an exploration into meaningful plans to support productive ecological coexistence. After providing a historical context and background on current conservation efforts, students will learn innovative strategies to support areas which are valuable to both humans and wildlife. Topics covered will include multi-level policy development, ecological economics of wildlife in urban spaces, zoonotic disease transmission and prevention, global encroachment trends, hunting in relation to wildlife abundance, and even tourism practices in urban environments. Students will additionally be exposed to the principles of wildlife forensics, and learn how to design and implement culturally appropriate and community-led solutions to human-wildlife challenges.
Jan 10, 2022 — Mar 6, 2022
Distance Education - Online
For credit cost: $1950