Biodiversity & Conservation (13-14)
(B&C 13-14)


This course focuses on biodiversity loss and the importance of biodiversity conservation. In this course, students will survey the patterns of global diversity within various biomes and learn the most pressing threats leading to declines in biodiversity. Students will be introduced to the theory and principles involved in conservation and learn about governmental and non-governmental efforts to protect natural environments and develop sustainable practices to meet human needs. As added value, there will be two films shown, and a ½ day field trip to the Budapest Zoo to view ex-situ conservation in practice.