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Capture, Care and Management of Wildlife Course
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Ethics Considerations of Wildlife Management Ethics Considerations of Wildlife Management This introductory module consists of a single component which encompasses: a foreword to the course, various acknowledgements, how to use this course, definition of terms, the authors introduction, reasons for the management of wildlife, 8 appendices, the references used and the course synopsis.
Planning a Game Capture Operation Planning a Game Capture Operation There is a myriad of aspects that need to be into account prior to embarking on any game capture operation. This module containing a single comprehensive component details the general aspects demanding consideration.
Chemical Capture of Wildlife Chemical Capture of Wildlife Two major topics are considered in this module: drugs for the capture of wildlife and drug accidents and the response to them. These are fairly technical components and detail with the wide variety of drugs used for game capture and their effects.
Drug Delivery for Game Capture Drug Delivery for Game Capture The axiom that "necessity is the mother of invention: is no truer than in the game capture arena. We discuss all the conventional and many of the unconventional methods employed to administer capture drugs.
Non-Mass Capture Techniques Non-Mass Capture Techniques Many species must be captured on an individual basis. This module looks closely at the various ways in which this is achieved.
Mass Capture Techniques Mass Capture Techniques Most game are caught in mass capture operations. 5 components examine: capture nets, the plastic boma method, drop boma method and the animal / boma dynamic.
Capture and Management of Large Herbivores Capture and Management of Large Herbivores The six species of large herbivore that are routinely captured include the elephant, rhinoceros species, giraffe, buffalo and hippopotamus. Four comprehensive components cover the details.
Capture of Plains Game Capture of Plains Game We divide the capture of plains game into large, medium and small antelope, the zebra, warthog and ostrich. 28 individual species are individually examined.
Capturing Carnivores Capturing Carnivores Lion, leopard, hyaena, cheetah and wild dog are the principle carnivorous species captured along with crocodile, each species merits its own specific account.
Game Translocation Game Translocation The transportation of game is a highly specialised sub-field of game capture. Transportation crates followed by specialised vehicles and equipment are the two component for this module.
Helicopters in Game Capture Helicopters in Game Capture Most game capture operations today involve the use of helicopters. In this module we take an in-depth look at the use of helicopters as a capture tool.
Loading, Transport and Unloading of Game Loading, Transport and Unloading of Game The proper handling of game during a capture operation is critical in avoiding latent capture myopathy. It's during the loading, translocation and unloading of game where game handling is most prevalent.
Game in Temporary Captivity Game in Temporary Captivity Four components are required for this subject, namely: bomas for capture and release, specialised temporary facilities, considerations for game auctions and boma management.
Culling Culling The culling of elephant, hippopotamus and crocodile are considered here.

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