Administration and management of wildlife

1st level university Master - academic year: 2018/19


Marco Olivi
Ca' Foscari University of Venice


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The 1992 Rio Conference and the Convention on Biological Diversity clarified the terms of the environmental emergency and the objectives which the 196 signatory states (including Italy) have undertaken to achieve. 

The Convention is also recognised as an important milestone in the evolution of the legal conception of the environment, as it imposes a new statutory approach according to which conservation must be integrated with social and economic policies. The emergency is ever more topical, as also confirmed by the most recent studies which highlight on one hand the disappearance of numerous species and on the other the increase in the population and distribution of other species such as ungulates and the associated increase in large predators.Choices must be made and decisions taken at legislative and administrative level and these must be based on technical skills combining both the biological and legal sciences. The aim of the Master's is to create a technical figure able to combine biological and legal skills, a figure totally absent from the scientific and technical professional training offered by traditional university courses and the master's programmes currently available, but absolutely necessary for the administration (which is more than just management) of wildlife and the habitat in general.

Professional profiles

After qualifying, participants can find openings in the public administrations responsible for direct decision-making on the themes of conservation of the habitat, sustainable management of wildlife, protected areas (environmental research institutes (ISPRA), regional authorities, park authorities, etc.) and bodies responsible for managing hunting and fishing (mountain district agencies, local game management agencies, hunting companies, hunting and agritourism companies, fishing clubs, professional fishing cooperatives), Italian and European consultancies for the implementation of environmental and wildlife related projects and environmental impact assessments (EIA, SEA).

Language: Italian

Available places: 15

Duration of the programme: one year

Period: December 2018 - December 2019

Teaching method: Formal lectures

Location: Venice Marghera (VEGA PARK - Porta dell'Innovazione building)

Deadline for application submission: January 14th, 2019

Enrolment fees: € 3.800 (in two instalements)

Grants/scholarships: full or partial scholarships covering the registration fee, if given, will be provided by the institution of the instructor

Information: Ca’ Foscari Challenge School; Tutor

Last update: 17/04/2019