The survival of all life on Earth depends on properly functioning ecosystems. Without biodiversity, ecosystems break down. When this happens, our water systems, the air we breathe and the environments in which we grow food are all impacted. Conserving the environment has become a global priority, and those with specialist skills in identifying and implementing strategies for preserving our rich diversity are in demand. This course which focuses on the theory, practice and ethics of biological conservation from the level of wild populations to entire ecosystems will equip you with such specialist skills.