MSc in Ecological Restoration is an outstanding program that intends educating the world about the ecological disaster the world is likely to face, if corrective steps aren't taken in time. World over we have been using our natural resources indiscriminately. We have polluted our lakes, rivers and even the oceans. Ponds and lakes are disappearing. Glaciers are melting and the sea level is rising. It is feared that in the coming years the world will face the problem of global warming in terms of rising seas and cities getting submerged under the water. Ecological restoration on the other hand seeks to reverse the damages. It seeks to restore the habitat, say for example for the endangered species. It seeks to critically assess and restore degraded ecosystems back to health.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in any discipline but preferably with a background in ecology, botany, zoology, natural resources management or environmental sciences.
Duration of the course is 2 years.
More about the course
The basic idea behind the course is to restore the degraded ecosystem back to good health and work towards sustainable development. The course helps in developing critical thinking among the students to understand the grave danger the world has been put to because of the rapid deterioration in ecological health of the planet. You will learn identifying the main causes that are chiefly responsible for the ecosystem to falter. It's through these learnings and by the application of scientific knowledge that we will be able to rehabilitate and restore the ecosystem and thus avert an ecological disaster. Considering that the world today is at such a stage that things are going from bad to worse, urgent steps need to be taken. This course emphasizes on the steps that will help curb the rapid deterioration in ecological health of the planet.
Program benefits & career opportunities
You gain skills in delivering effective and sustainable restoration programs that will help check the deterioration. It helps increase awareness about ecological restoration among all sections of the population. You will be designing and developing programs that will assess how well the restoration is working. Considering that the world is heading towards an ecological disaster, governments today are forced to spend more on restoration programs. This creates opportunities for those who want to make a career out of this field. There are many NGOs too, through whom one can work.
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