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Course Overview

Our oceans are brimming with life—from massive blue whales to microscopic plankton. But every year, roughly 17.6 billion pounds of plastic is dumped into the ocean—the same as nearly 57,000 blue whales. Our oceans also support human life—from regulating the Earth’s temperature to supporting livelihoods.

Your personal marine conservation career path isn’t always clear from the outset. With so many options—from conservation policy and field science, to managing non-profits, to park operations—you need guidance and a head start.

You need theoretical knowledge, practical experience and contextual understanding. Harness your passion for the ocean and join the Marine Conservation program.

Course Outline

  • Understand key issues such as coral reef conservation, the protection of marine species, sustainability of small-scale fisheries, and the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
  • Upskill yourself in community engagement, monitoring and evaluation, communication and advocacy, project management, and finance and fundraising
  • Analyze local marine conservation ecosystems and gain insights into on-the-ground challenges
  • Learn best practices and adapt your approach based on contextual analysis during the fieldwork component.

Applies To The Following Certificate

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