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Biodiversity Crisis: The Whats and the Whys

 About Course
    The course Biodiversity Crisis: The Whats and the Whys introduce learners to the basics and values of biodiversity, ecosystem function and ecosystem services. Learners will be aware of the causes, drivers and consequences of biodiversity loss. Significantly, it highlights how humans are causing the biodiversity crisis and other modern crises and the consequences of inactions. In addition, the course allows learners to understand the close association between biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis and the linkages and contributions of biodiversity to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs). Finally, it provides learners with the knowledge and awareness of the tools and approaches to conserve biodiversity and mitigate biodiversity and climate crises.
  • Explain the principles and values of biodiversity.
  • Describe species diversity, abundance, and distribution.
  • Explain the biodiversity crisis
  • Describe the causes and consequences of the biodiversity crisis.
  • Describe options to address the biodiversity crisis.
 Target Group
  • Undergraduate students & The public
  • Total online learning hours 12 hrs.
  • Self-paced
  • Every academic year
  • The results are measured and assessed through the post-test of 100 points. Students must score a total score of 70% or more to be able to obtain the Certificate.

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