Department of Wildlife & Ecology

Introduction  

The Department of Wildlife Ecology had its origin in 2002 when the College of Veterinary Sciences was upgraded to the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.  Five years later, the Department of Wildlife and Ecosystem launched its Postgraduate degree program and became the first academic department Pakistan ever dedicated specifically to the emerging field of wildlife management and conservation. In 2007, the present Department name was adopted Wildlife and Ecology rather than Ecosystem more appropriately described the Department's emphasis in research and teaching. Later on the canvas was broadened new degree programs in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture in BS (Hons.) Zoology, M. Sc. Zoology, M. Phil. Zoology and Ph. D. Zoology.

Mission

Our mission is to conserve natural heritage of the country, dynamism of ecosystems and species threatened with risk of extinction. Since baseline information on most of the species and habitats is fragmentary, we are trying to develop an understanding of concepts and issues relevant to wildlife management in Pakistan. We aim to apply this knowledge for analyzing, designing and implementing wildlife management programs in the country. We impart professional level skills to students to apply their knowledge for conserving endangered species and manage fragmented and disturbed habitats. We also train them to develop skills in sourcing information, analyzing key points and synthesizing an integrated report on key issues associated with the conservation of habitats and species under consideration. We inculcate in them an ability to understand wider implications of wildlife management and a sense to integrate information from across disciplines. Not only professionally, we also refine their personality by imparting skills in both written and oral communication.

       
   
       

Scope

The core research areas of the departmental are to;

  • Identify animals in natural settings
  • Conduct field research as part of long-term monitoring programs
  • Apply theory and research to pressing conservation problems
  • Consider the social, political and economic constraints of the field
  • Develop the skills to plan, execute and monitor habitat restoration programs for declining species

Objectives

The core objectives of the department are to;

  • Conserve natural heritage of the country, dynamism of ecosystems and species threatened with risk of extinction.
  • Apply knowledge for analyzing, designing and implementing wildlife management programs in the country.
  • Develop skills in sourcing information, analyzing key points and synthesizing an integrated report on key issues associated with the conservation of habitats and species under consideration.
  • Develop sufficient quantitative and qualitative analytical and critical thinking skills for effective problem solving.

 

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