This course introduces issues of human and wildlife conflict both in historical context & current conservation. Explore solutions, including innovative & traditional agricultural practices, hunting & tourism as potential means of off-setting the cost of wildlife damage, & policy development at the local, regional, and national or international levels.
- Define human-wildlife conflict & examine its importance in historical & modern-day conservation
- Provide examples of human-wildlife conflict & solutions that have been both successful & unsuccessful in the field
- Appreciate the importance of cultural context in the problem-solving approach to HWC
- Perform a critical evaluation of the factors leading to HWC, through the use of case studies
- Practice problem-solving and apply solutions to mitigate HWC
- Apply forensics approaches to assist in investigations involving HWC
Hayley R. Adams, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, DACVM
From Dr. Adams: “I have over 20 years of experience in wildlife veterinary medicine, conservation, and issues related to One Health in Africa, and have had the pleasure of working with a variety of domestic and wild animals over the years. I created a charitable organization, Silent Heroes Foundation, in 2010 as a way of contributing to conservation & One Health efforts in Africa. I am a veterinarian, and have a PhD in wildlife epidemiology and virology. I am a board certified Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Microbiology. I currently teach conservation medicine and related courses at the University of Florida. I am a Certified Meditation Instructor & Compassion Fatigue Therapist in order to better assist those in my profession who may be suffering in silence. I am an author with my first book, Conscious Conservation: Less Doing, More Being, available now.”
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Registration Fee: $95
Credits: 11 CE Hours – 1.1 CEUs
Outline and Schedule
- This CE is entirely self-paced and consists of a series of video lectures along with suggested readings and podcasts.
- This course is taught entirely online as a self-paced independent study. The course will be delivered using the UF centrally supported learning management system, eLearning. Students can access eLearning by visiting https://elearning.ufl.edu/, clicking the blue “Log In to Continuing Education Button”, and logging in with the information used to enroll in the course.
- This course provides you with approximately 11 hours of CE content and is the equivalent of 1.1 CEUs. Your CE will be awarded by a certificate of completion that you will receive once you submit a satisfactory final assignment. Multiple attempts are allowed.
- In order to receive CE credit and your Certificate of Completion you will submit a short essay (1-2 paragraphs, single spaced, 12 point font) describing which case study or aspect of human-wildlife conflict you found to be most interesting, and why. If you have any questions about this assignment please email me at email@example.com.
If you have issues with the course content, please reach out to your instructor – Dr. Hayley Adams. Please allow 48 hours for a response.
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