FBL 203: Wildlife Management and Beekeeping

Subject Ante and Title: FBL 203 Wildlife Management and Beekeeping

Subject status:                       Core

Credits rating:                       7.5

Time distribution:

Lectures:                     30 hours

Tutorials:                     10 hours

Practical:                     5 hours

Assignments:               10 hours

Independent study:     20 hours

Prerequisite: None

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to;

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of wildlife management and beekeeping.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of Tanzania wildlife and beekeeping policies.
  3. Plan and carry wildlife census.
  4. Apply the acquired knowledge and skills to manage beekeeping and wildlife management activities.

Contents: Introduction to basic concepts of wildlife conservation. Classification of wildlife. Wildlife population ecology. Social organization and behaviour of wild animals. Estimation and analysis of wildlife populations. Wildlife habitat: requirements of African wild animals; habitant improvements. Wildlife-vegetation interactions. Management and utilization of wildlife. Wildlife policy, laws and law enforcement in Tanzania. Wildlife conservation education. The honeybee: biology and distribution; the honeybee as a natural resource, beekeeping practices in East Africa.

Required Readings

  1. Dewey M. C. &Lawrence, J C. (2013). Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping. Wicwas Press
  2. Sammataro, D & Avitabile, A. (2011). The Beekeeper’s Handbook. Comstock Publishing Associates.
  3. Bookhout, T.A. (1996). Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats. Wildlife Society, Bethesda, MD

Recommended Readings

  1. Caughley, G. and Sinclair, A.R.E. (1994). Wildlife Ecology and Management. Blackwell Scientific, London
  2. Schemnitz, S.D. (1980). Wildlife Management Techniques Manual. The Wildlife Society, Washington, D.C