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BTNY469 Principles of Nature Conservation

The application of ecological principles to nature conservation.

Paper title Principles of Nature Conservation
Paper code BTNY469
Subject Botany
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,409.28
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Teaching staff

Lecturers: Academic staff in the Botany department.

Paper Structure

Tutorial sessions and self-directed learning.

Teaching Arrangements

Weekly roundtable discussions based on agreed reading material and student-led presentations.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students will gain:

  • An understanding of significant issues related to our understanding of nature conservation and key principles and approaches that can be applied in practice.
  • An appreciation of the need for and an ability to apply critical thinking, scientific rigour and a systematic approach to science and nature conservation issues in theory and in practice.
  • An understanding of key topics from a variety of cultural perspectives.
  • Experience in teamwork in the preparation of class presentations.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 9-14, 16, 18-22