The Zoo Industry (Sem A) (NSCI4734-SA)

Level: 
4
Credits: 
15.0 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
This course examines the roles of zoo keepers and similar positions, and how the roles pertain to working within the zoo industry and associated facilities in New Zealand and globally
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management programme to enrol in this course. Students must enrol in both NSCI4734-SA & NSCI4734-SB to complete the course.
Topics include: 

Zoo history, causal factors for historic zoo development, significance of zoos to societies, zoo philosophy, world and regional zoo organsiations, zoo conservation strategies, animal welfare law
zoo industry ethical considerations, concepts of biodiversity and its significance, reasons for conserving species, defining endangered species, wildlife conservation,
species versus ecosystem conservation, in-situ and ex-situ conservation, integrated conservation practices in zoos, the NZ threat classification system international practices,
the role of captive breeding and rearing in conservation biology, stud books, social and cultural implications of zoos and their roles in conservation, relationships between the tangata
whenua and indigenous wildlife species, kaitiakitanga and matauranga, education, research, entertainment, international and local industry frameworks, strategies,
regulations and management, zoo associations and partner organisations, containment and biosecurity regulations and law, zoo design, health and safety,
the roles and interrelationships between conservation organisations including NGOs, zoos and individual initiatives; professional, personal behaviour and attributes of a zoo keeper professional.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1853. This timetable is currently unavailable.

Note: This course is offered as part of New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Captive Wild Animals).

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