Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop

Program Date

11 Nov 15 Nov 2024

Program Location

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Program Venue

Samnang Laor Hotel

Registration & Payment Deadline

30 Sep 2024

Program Overview

Wildlife Management is crucial to maintaining the health and balance of ecosystems. It involves the strategic conservation and preservation of wildlife populations as well as their habitats. Unfortunately, wildlife faces a multitude of challenges, many of which are caused by human activities. These include habitat loss and fragmentation, pollution, disease outbreaks, climate change – the list goes on.

Effective wildlife management means we can minimize the negative impact of human activities on various plants and species and maintain our planet’s biodiversity. However, this is not an easy task. The resolution of human-wildlife conflict requires a thorough understanding of the field. In addition, one must possess specific skills vital for promoting the coexistence between the two.

This program has been developed to aid wildlife conservation professionals with maintaining ecosystem functioning. It helps them develop a long-term vision for environmental stewardship and encourage the sustainable use of natural resources.

Target Audience

This program is suitable for the following:

  • Wildlife professionals and managers
  • Members of non-profit and wildlife conservation organizations
  • Employees of Governmental agencies responsible for managing natural resources
  • Policymakers dealing with environmental issues
  • Members of forestry departments and land management agencies
  • Representatives of Indigenous communities
  • Public and community members interested in wildlife conservation

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this extensive program, the attendees will:

  • Apprehend the importance of managing wildlife and wildlife habitats.
  • Understand fundamental principles and approaches to sustainable wildlife population management
  • Apply a variety of wildlife management techniques and tools in practice and make use of international and regional best practices
  • Analyze and interpret various wildlife conservation policies and contribute to the formation or upgrade of existing wildlife management frameworks at a country level
  • Comprehend the limitations of legal and administrative initiatives while seeking more effective wildlife management
  • Encourage the involvement of community-based organizations as well as other key stakeholders in wildlife conservation efforts

Program Contents

First Day

  • Introduction to wildlife management
  • Overview of key ecological concepts and Principles
  • Approaches to wildlife management, preservation & conservation
  • Landscape Fragmentation & Habitat Diversity
  • Biological control & integrated pest management
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Mutualism, Commensalisms, Competition, Predation, parasitism, herbivores
  • Behavioral, community & Population Ecology

Second Day

  • Wildlife Habitats
  • Biomes, Ecosystems, Microclimates
  • Changes to Habitats (Physical, Biological, Pollution)
  • Water for Wildlife
  • Deforestation & Afforestation
  • Population Dynamics
  • Rodents, Squirrels, Rabbits, Mosquitoes, Grasshoppers

Third Day

  • Exponential Population Growth & Carrying Capacity
  • Fisheries stock management
  • Stock Management Methods
  • Wildlife Censuses
  • Wildlife Management Techniques
  • Habitat Modification
  • Vegetation Management
  • Predator Control

Fourth Day

  • Habitat Features
  • Control of pests or undesirable wildlife species
  • Wildlife Management Law and Administration
  • Wildlife conservation policy and Planning
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Customary Laws
  • Environmental Ethics & Enforcement
  • Sustainable use of wildlife and ecotourism

Fifth Day – Full day field visit and practical exposure

The last day of the program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia will be dedicated to field visit and exposure tour. The two will focus on knowledge exchange and the transfer of best practices. During the day, training participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussion with wildlife conservation specialists, policymakers, and community organizations. In addition, they will have a chance to observe the host country’s wildlife conservation measures in real-time and discuss their application and challenges throughout the process.

Program Methodology

The program focuses on developing practical skills and knowledge of sustainable wildlife management practices. The presentation, exercises, simulations, case studies, and discussion questions are explicitly tailored to professionals working on wildlife and habitat conservation.

Proven adult-learning methodology and principles guide the entire process intending to maximize the effectiveness of the delivery and create a long-lasting impact. Practical exposure and focused discussions target the development of delegates’ environmental stewardship capabilities.

Host Country Profile

Over 76% of Cambodia’s population lives in rural areas. 65% of a country’s citizens owe their livelihoods to agriculture, fisheries, and forestry. With the inflow of capital and the expansion of infrastructure projects, effective management of wildlife and natural resources as a whole has become as vital as ever.

Cambodia’s natural ecosystem is highly vibrant, with a great variety of flora and fauna, coral reefs, and exotic species. Almost 40% of the country’s land is protected by law. Yet, environmental degradation is threatening biodiversity.

As the government recognizes imminent threats, it has put environmental protection alongside the development and implementation of policy and regulatory frameworks high on the agenda.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (Complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report