Forest and Nature Conservation

Degree: Master
University: Wageningen University , Faculty: Environment & Landscape
City: Wageningen , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Natural Sciences
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline For 1 September: August ; non-EEA: May.
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Conservation, sustainable management and policy aspects of forests and nature areas within all climatic zones (climate change, deforestation, biodiversity, ecotourism, timber production, hunting)

    The MSc programme Forest and Nature Conservation aims at the understanding, management and policy for forest and nature areas within all climatic zones, including the tropics. Forest and nature areas are complex land use systems under increasing ecological, social and economic pressure. On a local level, exploitation of biological resources changes in hydrological and other environmental conditions and different stakeholder interests, affect the sustainability. On a global level, sustainability is affected by climate change, deforestation, resource degradation and the demand for biodiversity and ecotourism. It will be a major challenge to maintain the economic viability of forest and nature areas, while at the same time ensuring that it provides the non-market goods and services that are increasingly in demand. Therefore we will need to increase our understanding on functioning and processes in forest and nature areas, so that they can be utilized and conserved in a sustainable manner.

    Types of teaching (in year 1):
    theory: 33%
    practice: 33%
    self study: 34%

    Studying abroad is optional.


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