Subject Ante and Title: FBL 203 Wildlife Management and Beekeeping
Subject status: Core
Credits rating: 7.5
Lectures: 30 hours
Tutorials: 10 hours
Practical: 5 hours
Assignments: 10 hours
Independent study: 20 hours
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of wildlife management and beekeeping.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Tanzania wildlife and beekeeping policies.
- Plan and carry wildlife census.
- 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.
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- Sammataro, D & Avitabile, A. (2011). The Beekeeper's Handbook. Comstock Publishing Associates.
- Bookhout, T.A. (1996). Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats. Wildlife Society, Bethesda, MD
- Caughley, G. and Sinclair, A.R.E. (1994). Wildlife Ecology and Management. Blackwell Scientific, London
- Schemnitz, S.D. (1980). Wildlife Management Techniques Manual. The Wildlife Society, Washington, D.C