Marine Conservation Studies Diploma Level 3
Are you interested in learning more about our vast oceans and the life within it? Would you like to be part of the future of its conservation?
Our marine conservation course, available online, covers the ocean as a habitat, the evolution and marine life adaptation. Other areas include fisheries, sustainable fishing, ocean pollution, the impact of global climate change, the impact of non-native species and government policy and legislation.
Marine conservation and marine preservation are the practices of conserving physical and biological marine resources and ecosystem functions. Marine conservationists utilise a combination of scientific principles to create change to conserve and safeguard marine species and ecosystems. These scientific principles are derived from marine biology, oceanography and fisheries science, as well as on human factors such as demand for marine resources and marine law, economics and policy.
This marine conservation course is the ideal theory for anybody interested in marine conservation and for those wanting to volunteer or follow a career in this field.
The six comprehensive units for this marine conservation course online are as follows:
Unit # 1
The Ocean Habitat
Module 1 of the Marine Conservation Course explores basic oceanography and the marine environment. Learn about the formation of the earth’s oceans, zonal classification of the marine environment. Learn about the physical and chemical properties of seawater and how these properties make the ocean a suitable habitat.
Unit # 2
Evolution and Marine life adaptation
Learn about common theories of evolution and the history of our understanding of evolutionary biology and the natural mechanisms of self-replication. Learn about the classification of marine organisms and species adaptations in the context of the marine environment.
Unit # 3
Fisheries and sustainable fishing
Learn about the flow of energy within a marine food chain. Explore the different fishing techniques and the environmental impact of fisheries and fishing. Learn about sustainable fishing.
Unit # 4
Ocean pollution and the Impact of global climate change
Learn about various types of pollution and explore the different properties of pollutants & their effects on marine life, wildlife and ecosystems and the different clean up methods. Understand the impact of climate change on the marine environment.
Unit # 5
Impact of non-native species
Learn about utilisation, degradation and loss of coastal & marine habitats.
Unit # 6
Government policy and legislation
This module explores the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches.
You will also be eligible to apply for ZSL Fellowship after completion of this course.
What is ZSL Fellowship?
Students unlock eligibility to apply for ZSL Fellowship when they study an animal course on zoology, conservation or wildlife with Animal Courses Direct. In becoming a Fellow, students gain access for themselves and a plus one to Whipsnade Zoos and ZSL London. Fellows are allowed entry to the large ZSL library of precious zoological texts.
Enrol on your course and then you can apply directly to ZSL for Fellowship. ZSL for Fellowship.
Marine Conservation Careers
So, how can marine preservation and conservation become a career?
Marine conservationists must have a strong understanding of economic, social factors and scientific theology to be part of the driving force to protect the seas. Habitat degradation, species loss, changes in ecosystem function and overabundance are all modern issues marine conservationists work to correct. There is plenty of marine volunteer and marine career options available to you, without the need for a degree in marine conservation, for example, opportunities in marine research, or marine pollution jobs. There are even opportunities within charities and employers focusing on UK Marine Conservation, as well as many opportunities abroad. Visit our marine conservation careers page for more information, or use the chat box for advice from one of our professional team.
The Importance of Marine Conservation
What is ocean conservation and why do we need it?
Marine and ocean conservation is the study of conserving physical and biological marine resources and ecosystem functions.
Our oceans are under a gigantic amount of pressure. Sadly, only 20% of the fish stocks in the world are not being exploited to some level. Intensive fishing methods endanger the lives and habitats of other animals that live in the ocean with massive levels of rubbish regularly dumped into the ocean. There are more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the world today, which is equal to the size of a floating plastic island, three times bigger than the size of France. Sadly, the populations of various marine mammals, as well as turtles and fish have been depleted.
A large part of this marine conservation course includes exploring the various aspects of the ocean. Learn how they developed to their state to modern-day, whilst understanding the potential solutions in consideration for the future.
This course will explore sustainable fishing techniques and how they can be incorporated to save fish populations from dying out. Discover the various actions that organisations are taking such as campaigning for new laws and treaties, introducing fishing quotas and establishing new protected areas. You will also gain an understanding of the varying parties involved in the effort to conserve marine life, and the powers they possess to bring about change.
Want to be a part of the change towards more a sustainable future? Enrol today to take the first step in your future.
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