Developments in Zoo Management - (15 credits)

The modern zoo encompasses more aspects of management than ever before within a rapidly changing world in terms of animal welfare, planet resources and technologies. An understanding of these growing needs is important to all who work within the industry be it keeper, curator, manager or other. This module will cover the responsibilities of zoos regarding conservation, sustainability, legislation, zoo management, policies, protocols and reaching out to the larger population to inspire, engage and educate. In addition, this module will investigate the global zoo community, the research, conservation and collaboration efforts in progress, and how it is likely to develop in the future.