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Introduction to Local Ecology


 CEF Reimbursable Course (CEF Course Code: 44Z114583)


Course Description:
This course introduces the basic concepts in ecology, the ecology of Hong Kong and the interrelationships between ecology and other disciplines. The course will further discuss some pressing ecological issues and review the effectiveness of current conservation measures. Practical ecological conservation and assessment methods will be introduced and students will develop basic skills in conducting biodiversity survey through fieldwork.

Course details

Please note:

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Certificate in Sustainable Communities) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 3).
Class schedule and teaching mode may change depending on future Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

Students' Feedbacks:

"Enhanced my knowledge of ecology and ecotourism in the Hong Kong context."

"The field trip and post-trip poster presentation were fun 
and helpful for us to understand more about the lecture contents."



Sustainable Communities Fellowship Scheme: 
Graduates of the course will be invited to join the Academy’s Fellowship Scheme as Fellows. The Scheme aims to form a network of committed individuals which provide not only continuous support for the members but also a platform for experience sharing in pursuit of community-based sustainability across different disciplines and sectors. Fellows are also eligible to participate in the Sustainability Hackathons and the Rural in Action Start-up Scheme.


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