Informatie over minors
Minor International Wildlife ManagementMinor

Study Unit Code 


Minorname NL 

International Wildlife Management 

Minorname EN

International Wildlife Management 

Study programme

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. 



Wildlife Ecology & Biodiversity Management in the international context 

Frame work: 

  • + 2 months advanced education, consisting of lectures, workshops and a considerable amount of tailor made blocks for self-study;  

  • + 2 months applied (field and/or desktop) research commissioned by a VHL Lector;  

  • International field study trip to become submerged in two European reference nature areas and experience cross-cultural wildlife management approaches; 

  • At the end of the minor the research results will be disseminated during a symposium, which will be organized and executed by the students themselves in cooperation with the lectureships and other stakeholders; 

  • Advanced education in: 

  • Wildlife ecology; 

  • Wildlife techniques, e.g. telemetry, automated observation techniques, camera traps, GPS; 

  • Landscape ecology and analysis; 

  • Socio economic integration & governance for wildlife & biodiversity management; 

  • International policies for conservation of biodiversity. 

  • Tools such as 

  • GIS, e.g. use of drones, remote sensing; 

  • Management Tools; 

  • Project management; 

  • Applied research design & management. 

TAKE NOTICE: The international study trip is to be financed by the students themselves. The student’s contribution is approximately €650,-.  

Target groups 

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 

This minor will present students with a good overview of current issues on policies in international wildlife management and biodiversity conservation. Students are commissioned by an HVHL Lector on a real life project, with subjects 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, students will work in a professional manner, using peer review, (guest) lectures, practicals and self-study to test their (own) field data collection methods and to undertake their own research. The project provides ample opportunity for students to include their own ideas and contributions to meet the requirements of the commissioner.  
Students will be well prepared for their graduation thesis, having gone through the process of setting up, carrying out and presenting applied research during this course.  

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 1  

  • Research proposal: pass/fail (passing norm = pass) – weighting factor 1 

  • Story map international field trip: pass/fail (passing norm = pass) – weighting factor 1 

  • Professional written product: (group) grade (passing norm = 5.5) – weighting factor 7 

  • Formal presentation of results: (individual) grade (passing norm = 5.5) – weighting factor 3 

Mandatory literature 

Depending on the project. Will be announced  by the commissioner at a later time. 

Study unit category 

NOA – No assessment: voor de toetsen van deze module kan niet in SIS worden ingeschreven (no regstration via SIS) 


Jelmer van Belle ( 

Contactperson information  request

Natascha van den Bosch ( 





Type of education 

Full Time 

Offered in terms

Terms 3 and 4 

Start registration period 


End registration period 


Mandatory 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 before entry

Formal proof of the modules/subjects followed and a list of marks.   


Max. = 32 students 

03-02-2020Duur 1 semester
Contactpersoon N van den Bosch (tel: 0582846466, email:
Coordinerend onderdeelVan Hall Larenstein
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