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Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation addresses the relationship of people to the land and wildlife. Through understanding matters such as human values, cultural ecology, sense of place and economics, we are better prepared to effectively manage and conserve our natural resources. The Fish and Wildlife Service mission speaks to this as we strive to protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. - - In this series we will introduce you to the subject of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation through educational broadcasts, offered quarterly. The broadcasts will provide up-to-date academic theory and on-the-ground Fish and Wildlife Service examples. This introductory series in 2012 will include: Nature-based Tourism and Economic Benefits, Engaging Urban Communities through Birding, Social Aspects of Conservation Biology and Cultural Diversity of Refuge Visitors. - Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: - Define Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation; - Identify examples of the application of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation in the US Fish and Wildlife Service; and - Locate Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Conservation resources for use in further research and application.
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