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Elements of Ecology: Ecological Conservation


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12 Hours




Start Dates

August 1, 2023

Registration Deadlines

December 31, 2023

About this microcredential

This microcredential is one of six training opportunities to prepare participants to work as an Ecological Conservationist and can be taken in any order or on their own.

Conservation of Canada’s resources is essential in the green economy. In this microcredential, learners will cover the spatial and temporal variation of life, explore the factors that influence the distribution of life and the competitive forces that restrict or enhance population growth, and receive a summary evaluation of humans’ role in ecosystems. Learners will discuss treaties, the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement, the Constitutional Act, 1982, and case law with respect to the special rights of Indigenous peoples and resources. This microcredential is the third of a suite of six training opportunities to prepare participants to work as an Ecological Conservationist.

Microcredentials in this series: 

What will you learn?

Upon completion of this microcredential, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the ecological land classification system.
  2. Describe the ecology of land associated with lake ecosystems.
  3. Discuss resource legislation relevant to Indigenous peoples.

How does this prepare you for the low carbon economy?

Water and wildlife are two of Canada’s most precious resources. Businesses such as environmental tourism on an abundant supply of clean water and well-managed wildlife. Businesses such as mining and manufacturing must understand wildlife techniques that support a healthy aquatic and wildlife ecology. All Canadians and businesses need to be cognizant of how to maintain the health and well-being of this resource. Understanding how lowering the carbon footprint to have the least impact on the environment is essential.