Principles of Natural Resource Management

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Course Code: 
ENV 1201
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 
  1. The nature of natural resources.
  2. Concepts of resource management.
  3. Approaches in resource management (ecological, economic, technological, ethnological and sustainability approaches).
  4. Resource analysis for tourism. Resource appraisal (estimating demand and determining supply and implication for resource management). 
  5. Principles of resource allocation (role of spatial organization of resources and spatial interaction processes). Perceptions, attitudes and behavior and their implications for natural resource management.
  6. Management of renewable resources in various environments; energy resources, wild life; soil and water conservation.
  7. Relevance of the concepts of land evaluation, land capability and suitability, carrying capacity, hard and risk to resource management.
  8. Poverty and its implications to natural resource management.
  9. Environmental impact assessment issues.
  10. Principles and ethics of natural resource conservation.
  11. Preservation versus conservation.
  12. Restoration of degraded environments. 
  13. Resources management Law and Policy.
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