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What you will learn

  • Identify conservation threats to Primates globally 

  • Understand and identify conservation threat categories

  • Recognize threats to primate conservation across the areas where non-human primates live (Central/South America, Asia, and Africa)

  • Relate environmental changes to primate conservation

Skills you will gain

Greater understanding of primate conservationGreater appreciation of primate diversity in the worldGreater understanding of environmental concerns
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Beginner Level
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Conservation & Conservation Concerns

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 73 min)
5 videos
1.2 Primate Diversity10m
1.3 Primate Taxonomy 10m
1.4 Primate Habitats18m
1.5 What is conservation?13m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Module 130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

How We Define Threats

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 106 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
2.2 IUCN Criteria for Threatened Taxa19m
2.3 Overview of Conservation Concerns2m
2.4 Hunting12m
2.5 Deforestation16m
2.6 Non-Forest Timber Products / Traditional Medicine10m
2.7 Illegal Animal Trade17m
2.8 Protected Areas13m
1 reading
Impending Extinction Crisis of the World's Primates: Why Primates Matter30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Module 230m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Exploring Primates throughout Various Regions

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
3.2 Neotropics11m
3.3 Species in Asia11m
3.4 Species in Africa11m
3.5 Madagascar -- A Natural Laboratory! 9m
3.6 Other Species for Consideration6m
1 reading
Primates in Peril: The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates 2018-202030m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Module 330m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Conservation Organizations

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 38 min)
3 videos
4.2 Define In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation Efforts8m
4.3 Conservation Organizations and What You Can Do!28m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Module 430m

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