Universität Wien

300669 VO Management of endangered species (2016W)

practical species protection in marine and terrestrial ecosystems

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

This course is held in German, but many of the presentation slides are in English


Language: German

Examination dates



In winter semester 2016, the course will start with the marine part on 9 November in Seminar Room 3 (Zoology, main hallway) from 17:15-20:00 and will continue every Wednesday at that time until the Christmas holidays. In January, the remainder of the course will be held from 9:00-13:00 every day from 9-13 January in Übungsraum 3.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course deals with theoretical (overall philosophy, IUCN, CITES) and practical aspects of nature conservation and species protection, with the emphasis in the marine realm being on whales, sea turtles and coral reefs.

Assessment and permitted materials

A written exam is held at the end of the semester (2nd opportunity early in the following summer semester) consisting of multiple-choice and true/false questions as well as several written questions (short answers sufficient and preferred)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course is designed to give students an introduction into the issues of nature conservation and species protection. An important aspect is to distinguish between what is on paper and what the situation is on site. Students get an insight into what they can expect when they volunteer for nature conservation work or focus their studies on nature conservation.

Examination topics

The lectures are based on powerpoint presentations. The coral and sea turtle lectures of the marine part utilize a large number of color images based on 20 years of experience and photodocumentation in the field.

Reading list

A broad range of literature is brought to and presented at the lectures,in the case of whalesd and dolphins for example books on cetacean management and Marine Protected Areas, dozens of brochures of organizations for and against whaling, whalewatching books and guidelines.

Association in the course directory


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