Plant Conservation BHT346

Study Plant Conservation From Home

Plants are essential for the survival of all species on Earth because they help to preserve environmental balance and ecological stability.

Given the current global biodiversity crisis, where one-third of all assessed plant species are threatened in some way, it is critical to properly address the threats to plant diversity and natural ecosystems.

This course will assist you:

  • improve your knowledge of plant conservation concerns and strategies
  • raise awareness of plant conservation and the situation of endangered species
  • develop conservation plans to maintain the threatened plants


Course Duration: 100 hours




Lesson 1: Scope and Nature of Plant Conservation

  • Introduction
  • Eight Principles for Conservation Success
  • Raising Awareness

Lesson 2: Policy, Legislation, and Organisations

  • International Conventions and Legislation
  • National Conventions and Legislation
  • Conservation Organisations

Lesson 3: Protection and Preventing Degradation

  • Protected Areas
  • Planning For Protected Areas
  • How The Red List Is Used
  • Land Sparing and Sharing
  • Weeds
  • Soil Degradation
  • Pollinator Management

Lesson 4: Restoration of Damaged Ecosystems

  • Restoring Ecosystems
  • Restoration Projects
  • Principles Of Ecological Restoration
  • Stages Of Ecological Restoration

Lesson 5: Restoring Populations

  • Establishing A New Self-Propagating Population
  • Long-Term Storage of Germplasm
  • A Successful Case-Study – The International Conifer Conservation Programme
  • The Pivotal Role of Horticulture in Plant Conservation

Lesson 6: Genetic Conservation

  • Assessment Of Genetic Diversity in Plants
  • Need For Germ Plasm Conservation
  • Germplasm Storage and Conservation
  • Recording And Recalling Evolutionary History

Lesson 7: Ecosystem Conservation

  • Ecosystem Conservation – Pollinators, Soils, Environments
  • Forest Conservation
  • Soil Conservation
  • Pollinators
  • Drone Conservation

Lesson 8: Community Action

  • Citizen Science and Collaboration
  • Community-Led Conservation
  • First Nations Involvement
  • Raising Awareness

Lesson 9: Adjusting to Environmental Change – The Future of Conservation

  • Conservation And Climate Changes
  • Plant Responses to Climate Changes
  • Novel Threats To Plants as A Result of Climate Changes
  • Natural Capital
  • Nature-Based Solutions
  • Ex-Situ Conservation of Plants
  • Conservation Of Plants of Plants in The Anthropocene


Plant Conservation study is for people who:

  • Want to protect vulnerable species
  • Manage conservation initiatives
  • Work as activists in advocacy (for non-profits for example)
  • Volunteer their time or expertise to managing threatened species 
  • Own land and act with responsibility for native flora
  • Politicians or law makers 

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PlanAust. PriceOverseas Price
A 1 x $748.00  1 x $680.00
B 2 x $407.00  2 x $370.00

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