The world is experiencing a conservation crisis - animals and plants face extinction through habitat loss, over-exploitation, pollution, disease, invasive species and global climate change. Yet we know that wildlife and biodiversity are vital for human survival. This creates a need to have a pool of professionals with the right knowledge and skills to reverse this global loss of biodiversity.
The diploma programme in wildlife conservation and tourism management offered at the Centre for Tourism Training and Research provides comprehensive training in natural science aspects of conservation together with training in the human dimensions of conservation. Further, it has an aspect of tourism management that combines the application of wildlife conservation and tourism principles for sustainable management of wildlife-based tourism.
Apart from wildlife conservation and tourism-based courses, the programme has been enriched with management and entrepreneurial units that will enable the trainees ventured into salaried employment or self-employment. The output of this programme are graduates who will have the ability to work as conservationists, nature interpreters, tour operators and research assistants in wildlife and tourism based areas.
This particular diploma programme has been designed to be a precursor for higher-level training in wildlife and tourism management courses at the university.
There is a plethora of degree programmes that one can join to further quench their thirst for high level knowledge in wildlife conservation and tourism management fields.
Some of the relevant degree programmes that one can enroll to include:
The diploma programme in wildlife conservation and tourism management offered at the Centre for Tourism Training and Research (CTTR) aims at producing highly, but broadly inter-disciplinary oriented professionals in aspects of wildlife conservation and tourism management.
On this diploma programme students will analyze the facts and gain an understanding of where we have come from and where we are now, putting them in a great position to offer innovative ways forward.
A trainee entering this diploma course in wildlife conservation and tourism management offered at the Centre for Tourism Training and Research (CTTR) should have any of the following minimum requirements: