Informatie over minors
International Wildlife ManagementMinor
Study Unit Code LDM3I0VE (0 = nul), in OSIRIS MIN-INTWILDLIFE
Study Unit Name Dutch International Wildlife Management
Study Unit Name
International Wildlife Management
Department Animal Management
DM2       Working in an interdisciplinary and systematic way on (international) projects and                (business) processes (level 3) (O)
DM3       Designing of future-proof products for specific target groups (T)
DM5       Setting up and carrying out applied research (level 3) (T)
O = Offering T = Testing
Learning Outcomes
By participating in this minor, the student will be able to:
  • contribute independently to management of wildlife & biodiversity in landscapes through applied research on real-life topics;
  • design and execute applied research;
  • use ecological field data collection techniques as part of the management policy of a nature unit;
  • report and present the findings in a formal setting.
  • The student will also gain insight in solving international biodiversity issues.
You might think of reserves in Costa Rica, South Africa, Australia, but there is more to wildlife management. And there is much more in this minor - fully titled as International Wildlife Research and Management - as well. It aims at practicing wildlife ecology, biodiversity management and applied research. It concerns very different ecosystems and focuses on management of those ecosystems.
The minor includes a field study trip to two European reference nature areas where you will experience cross-cultural wildlife management approaches. The minor also includes applied research and a symposium about specific themes to be organized and executed by the students themselves in cooperation among others with the professorate.
You will be commissioned on a real life project, on issues as carrying out biodiversity assessments, monitoring populations, studying animal behaviour and investigating the attitudes of wardens to combat poaching and more. Within this well-guided project, you will work in a professional manner, using peer review, (guest) lectures, practicals and self-study to test your (own) field data collection methods and to undertake your own research. The project provides ample opportunity to include your ideas and contributions to meet the requirements of the commissioner.
This minor will deepen your knowledge and understanding of wildlife and landscape ecology and analysis and techniques involved, e.g. telemetry, automated observation techniques, camera traps, GPS and remote sensing. You will also learn about international policies for conservation of biodiversity.
TAKE NOTICE: The international study trip is to be financed by the students themselves. The student’s contribution is approximately €650,-.
Target group All students with a sound background in ecology comparable to the HVHL major wildlife management, and with an interest in applied research (field or desktop) for real-life issues on wildlife management and biodiversity conservation.
Added Value Students learn about the current issues on policies in international wildlife management and biodiversity conservation. They will obtain knowledge and understanding of wildlife and landscape ecology and analysis and techniques involved, like telemetry and remote sensing. Having experienced a real life situation enables them to perform the setting up and carrying out applied research projects and to present the results.
Teaching methods and student workload
Study load  840 hours:
  • Lectures                                      200 hours 
  • Design research                          100 hours
  • Execute research project          320 hours
  • Report writing                            100 hours
  • Knowledge dissemination        040 hours
  • Field trip                                     080 hours
Rating scale 1-10 ( int 0,1, passing norm 5,5)
Individual Portfolio, based on:
  • General and topic-specific exercises: pass/fail (passing norm = pass) – weighting factor 6
  • Research proposal: pass/fail (passing norm = pass) – weighting factor 4
  • Story map international field trip: pass/fail (passing norm = pass) – weighting factor 4
  • Professional written product: (group) grade (passing norm = 5.5) – weighting factor 14
  • Formal presentation of results: (individual) grade (passing norm = 5.5) – weighting factor 2
Mandatory literature Depending on the project. Will be announced  by the commissioner at a later time.
Minorcoordinator Jelmer van Belle (
Contactperson for information Natascha van den Bosch (
Language English
Credits 30
Mode of education Full-time
Periods  Period 3 and 4
Start enrolment period  
End enrolment period  
Compulsory contact hours In period 3: 20 contact hours per week
In period 4: 4 contact hours per week
During International field trip: 40 contact hours per week
Entry requirements VHL-students Students must have followed the major Wildlife Management or have accomplished comparable trajectories with sufficient ecological knowledge such as the first 2½ years of International Coastal Zone Management, Forest & Nature Conservation, Environmental Sciences. The study unit coordinator may require an entry exam.
Entry requirements external students Sufficient ecological knowledge, obtained by a study Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences, Forest & Nature Conservation, Coastal Zone Management or comparable. The study unit coordinator may require an entry interview and/or and entry exam.
Documents to be submitted for entry requirements Formal proof of the modules/subjects followed and a list of marks. 
Capacity Max. = 32 students
03-02-2020Duur 1 semester
08-02-2021Duur 1 semester
Contactpersoon N van den Bosch (email:
Coordinerend onderdeelVan Hall Larenstein
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