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6AE216 Wildlife management

Learning outcomes

A student with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:


• has in-depth knowledge of the consept of wildlife management and the legal framework and international treaties concerning wildlife
• has knowledge on different monitoring systems of wildlife populations
• has in-depth knowledge of the societal conflicts arising from both large carnivores and other wildlife in Scandinavia, Europe and worldwide
• has knowledge of wildlife as a resource in a historical and contemporary perspective
• has knowledge of the most important requirements for ensuring a sustainable harvest of game species


• is able to present and discuss different views and opinions regarding wildlife management and the human dimension of large carnivores
• is able to assess different management regimes and elucidate different monitoring systems
• has a general understanding of the historical and contemporary view of wildlife as a resource

Course content

  • National and international legislation regimes.
  • Historical premises for wildlife management and wildlife as a resource today. 
  • Human dimensions of wildlife management.
  • Conflicts regarding large carnivores and other wildlife in the Nordic countries and worldwide
  • Wildlife monitoring systems and harvest.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, seminars, excursions.

Coursework requirements

80% attendance to lectures and seminars. All excursions and 3 exercises/presentations are mandatory


Written exam

Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed.