Course Description and Credit Information

The objective of this course to give an overview of biodiversity in today’s context, highlight its importance and why we need to conserve it. The course will give insight into various definitions of biodiversity, definitions of species, as well as the scaling of definitions from communities to ecosystems. The course will highlight issues that challenge biodiversity as well as the conservation approaches and strategies that are being implemented to reduce biodiversity loss.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Define biodiversity and understand the scope of biodiversity on earth from genetic diversity to ecosystem diversity
2. Learn about the benefits of biodiversity, from food and energy security to wealth and health
3. Understand the causes of biodiversity loss, from pollution to global climate change
4. Understand treaties, policies and laws implemented to reduce biodiversity loss and increase conservation of species.

 

General Course Information

 

Credits

1 CEU/CE/PH/CH

HSW

Yes

Format

Pre-recorded webinar

Presenter

Natasha Palesa Mothapo

 

US State Approvals

LA CES Approved

Yes

States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

Yes

North Carolina

Yes

New Jersey

Yes

Florida

Yes

New York
***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements

***

GA, MN, and SD 
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

Yes
**See explanation

 

Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Ontario

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Biodiversity: Importance, Values, Problem, and Solutions

    • Watch the Video

  • 02

    Biodiversity: Importance, Values, Problem, and Solutions Quiz

    • Take the Quiz

  • 03

    Biodiversity: Importance, Values, Problem, and Solutions Survey

    • Take the Survey