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Why Do Forests Matter for Wildlife, Climate and Wellbeing?

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Why Do Forests Matter for Wildlife, Climate and Wellbeing?

<p>Why do ecologists, zoologists, botanists, ornithologists and even health experts argue for the protection of forests not just in Australia but around the world? Why are forests important for

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Why do ecologists, zoologists, botanists, ornithologists and even health experts argue for the protection of forests not just in Australia but around the world? Why are forests important for wildlife, a safe climate and human health and wellbeing? This course looks at the history of forest protection both in Australia and around the world and why forests are so important for solving the crises of biodiversity, extinction and climate change.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Hot, Dry & Deadly: Impact of Climate Change on Nature in NSW, 2017.
  • David Suzuki & Ian Hanington, Just Cool it! The Climate Crisis and what we can do, A Post-Paris Agreement, Newsouth, 2017.
  • Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature, The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science, John Murray, 2015.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Internationally recognized ecologists, zoologists, botanists, ornithologists, foresters who have argued for the preservation and conservation of forests around the world.
  • Australian scientists who have argued for the importance of forests for wildlife, a safe climate and well being.
  • Latest National Parks Association of NSW campaigns to protect NSW forests.

History of history of forest protection in Australia.

  • History of global efforts to stem deforestation and protect climate including United Nations conferences.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to understand:

  1. Australia history, and in particular NSW history in forest protection.
  2. How the modern environmental movement has changed with the science of climate change and the role that forests play in protecting climate.
  3. How governments, groups and individuals are taking action to address the crisis of climate change.