Tropical Ecology and Monitoring

Marine iguanas, giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies or elephants, giraffes and kudu. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands or join a safari travelling through the game parks of Namibia.  

We’ve now added a Tropical Ecology and Monitoring to our New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6). You’ll get to visit some of the world’s biodiversity hotspots to learn surveying techniques, examine local conservation management strategies, undertake voluntary work to assist the local community, and evaluate that country’s wildlife tourism strategies.

New Zealand is often portrayed as a leader in the wildlife conservation field, but are we doing as well as we should? Do we have the best strategies in place to manage our already high tourism numbers? What do other countries do better or different from us?

The knowledge and skills gained on this course will equip you to take advantage of employment opportunities in various exotic locations or bring different conservation and tourism strategies back to New Zealand.