Plant Conservation

Course CodeBHT346
Fee CodeS3
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment


Why Conserve Plants?

Plants help maintain the physical and chemical integrity of the ecosystems.

  • Learn about the significant threats to plant biodiversity around the world.
  • Be able to understand and plan conservation strategies for threatened species.
  • Recognize the significance of international treaties and regulations in maintaining plant biodiversity

This course is not about scientific theory – it is full of practical strategies and approaches to the protection, restoration and conservation actions which can be undertaken. 

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Plant Conservation
  2. Policy, legislation, and organisations
  3. Protection and preventing degradation
  4. Restoration of damaged ecosystems
  5. Restoring populations
  6. Genetic Conservation
  7. Ecosystem Conservation
  8. Community Action
  9. Adjusting to Environmental Change – The future of conservation


  • Discuss the nature and scope of plant conservation.
  • Determine problems and challenges associated with plant conservation in different specific situations.
  • Formulate protection measures for plant conservation, appropriate to the circumstances in different situations.
  • Determine restoration measures to be undertaken for achieving plant conservation.
  • Explain a variety of ex situ conservation measures for threatened plant populations.
  • Explain the application of genetics to plant conservation.
  • Explain ecosystem conservation methods used for plant conservation.
  • Explain a variety of community action initiatives that may be used for plant conservation.
  • Explain ways to respond to environmental change in order to better conserve plant species and populations.
  • Formulate plans to manage appropriate conservation initiatives for threatened plants.

Who Should Study Plant Conservation?
This is subject that needs to be understood by many professions; not only plant conservationists.

People with potential to influence plant conservation include:

  • Land owners and land managers
  • Politicians
  • Lawyers
  • Academics professional scientists, biologists
  • Teachers
  • Citizens/volunteers.


This course complements:

  • Conservation and Environmental management
  • Farm management
  • Landcare reafforestation
  • Bush Tucker Plants
  • Australian Natives
  • Horticultural Research I
  • Arboriculture
  • Ecotourism
  • Nature Park Management
  • Landscaping
  • Botany
  • Climate Science .. .and more

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