Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Strategies of conservation of endangered and vulnerable wildlife species and their key habitats. Legal background for the conservation management.
  • Sustainable use; hunting harvest as a part of sustainable management of some conflict protected species.
  • Management of transboundary wildlife populations; population level management.
  • Principles of wildlife management in protected areas (national parks, reserves, Natura 2000 sites, etc.).
  • Adaptive management of populations of key prey species as part of conservation management strategy for large carnivores.
  • Concept of ecological, economic and socio-political carrying capacity of environment and importance of parameters affecting this capacity. Balancing the relations between ecological and acceptable habitat carrying capacities of problem wildlife species - importance of human dimensions in wildlife management.
  • Scientific backgrounds for the recovery and (re)introductions of native wildlife species.


1. Condition for inclusion in the work:

- Inscription to adequate academic year


2. Condition for performing study

- Presence exercises

- Defence of seminar paper

- Completed field-work exercises-

- Seminar paper

- Participation during lectures, seminar exercises and field-work.