Why study Marine Conservation?
This Marine Conservation course has been designed for those interested in marine conservation and for those wanting to volunteer or follow a career in this field.
Oceans are crucial to life on Earth; they drive weather systems, control global temperatures and provide transport, food and habitats for its extremely diverse inhabitants. The oceans aren’t just a home to millions of sea creatures – they are a crucial part of society with ties to the world economy and even the health of the human population. They are, however, under a tremendous amount of pressure, from depleted fish stocks, to ocean rubbish, to climate change and reduced biodiversity. This course will show you how the oceans reached their current state, as well as potential solutions.
What will you learn?
This course will cover:
- The ocean as a habitat
- Evolution and marine life adaptation
- Fisheries and sustainable fishing
- Ocean pollution and the impact of global climate change
- Impact of non-native species
- Government policy and legislation
This Marine Conservation course consists of 6 theory modules studied online from home with full tutor support.
Assessment and certification
Courses are assessed through a combination of short answers, descriptions, lists and quizzes.
Ecoteer’s internships are a great way to put theory to practice and this course goes hand-in-hand with the activities you’ll be undertaking.
Based in Malaysia’s breathtaking rainforest or marine project sites, you could be involved in environmental education and teaching, tourism and community engagement, marine or rainforest conservation, or media and marketing.
This course will get you off to a flying start!