Course: Ornithology Aimed at CITES

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Course title Ornithology Aimed at CITES
Course code KBD/QORNI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Havlíček Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Berec Michal, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Characteristics of the Aves class and their representatives protected by CITES with emphasis on the species listed in Annex I, their distribution, biology, degree and type of threat and protection: orders Struthioniformes, Rheiformes, Tinamiformes, Sphenisciformes, Podicipediformes, Procellariiformes, Pelecaniformes, Ciconiiformes, Anseriformes, Falconiformes , Galliformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Psittaciformes, Cuculiformes, Strigiformes, Apodiformes, Trogoniformes, Coraciiformes, Piciformes, Passeriformes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 70 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 68 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students the overview of the biology of bird species included in individual CITES categories - Annexes I, II and III, event. A, B, C and D (Annexes to the European Regulation). Characteristics of the Aves class and their representatives protected by CITES with emphasis on the species listed in Annex I, their distribution, biology, degree and type of threat and protection: orders Struthioniformes, Rheiformes, Tinamiformes, Sphenisciformes, Podicipediformes, Procellariiformes, Pelecaniformes, Ciconiiformes, Anseriformes, Falconiformes , Galliformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Psittaciformes, Cuculiformes, Strigiformes, Apodiformes, Trogoniformes, Coraciiformes, Piciformes, Passeriformes.
Ability of a solid orientation in taxonomy, extension, biology, type of threats, protection of bird species included in CITES categories. List of representatives of orders of birds in Annexes I, II, III CITES: Struthioniformes, Rheiformes, Tinamiformes, Sphenisciformes, Podicipediformes, Procellariiformes, Pelecaniformes, Ciconiiformes, Anseriformes, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes, Psittaciformes, Cuculiformes, Strigiformes, Apodiformes, Trogoniformes, Coraciiformes, Piciformes, Passeriformes.
Prerequisites
Active participation in consultations, knowledge of bird biology and CITES convention.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Detailed knowledge of taxonomy, occurrence, causes of threats, rescue programs and biology of bird species included in CITES lists.
Recommended literature
  • BirdLife International: Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, BirdLife Conservation, 2004.
  • BirdLife International: Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK, Lynx Edicions and BirdLife, 2000.
  • CITES, Úmluva o mezinárodním obchodu ohroženými druhy volně žijících živočichů a rostlin. MŽP Praha, vždy aktuální verze.
  • Bejček, V., Šťastný, K. Encyklopedie ptáků. REBO Productions, Praha, 2001.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2013) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter