WILDLIFE and LIVESTOCK production, MANAGEMENT and conservation
Students will be provided with a solid theoretical background in wild and domestic animal production, management and conservation in tropical and developing regions. Obtained knowledge will be practically used during several practical trainings and fieldworks. Students will participate in a multidisciplinary project focused on human-wildlife conflict mitigation, applying the principles of sustainable animal breeding and wildlife conservation in practice.
Take one of our proposed specializations and create your own plan! With us you can contribute to sustainable use and conservation of wild and domestic animals in tropical and developing areas!
SUSTAINABLE ANIMAL PRODUCTION (SAP): You will get the knowledge and practical skills in animal production, highlighting the use of local species and breeds, feeding animals with local crops and processing the dung/litter, respecting ecological, social and behavioural needs of animals. Animal breeding for production respects local cultural heritage and traditions, providing high quality animal protein for balanced human diet through thoroughly processed and safely stored products.
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND Conservation (WMC): A solid theoretical background from zoology, behaviour, genetics and resource use provides a backbone for practical skills in terms of conservation of reptiles, birds, small and large mammals. You will be ready to design a conservation programme for animal species, manage a protected area, and take responsible decisions in terms of conservation breeding in a zoo or any other ex situ and in situ facility.
Use it or lose it – an approach proven by many successful examples around the world. Giving the value to wildlife may help to increase animal numbers and goes hand in hand with the development of local communities, provides workplaces and strengthens the ancient relationships of human to wildlife. You will be able to create and implement wildlife management plan, respecting cultural traditions and work with local communities.
- Admission interview: your background in Animal Production (for SAP specialisation) or Ecology and zoology (for WMC) and your plans (you can find more information about admission procedure HERE)
- Tuition: 5000 CZK (approx. 180 EUR)
- Indicative study plans for WLPMC are available HERE (SAP) and HERE (WMC).
- Study plans of WLPMC for current students are available in the University Information System(UIS) HERE.