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GIS and Remote Sensing in Conservancy and Wildlife Management Course


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) involve collecting/capturing, storing, processing, manipulating, analyzing, managing, retrieving and displaying geo-referenced data. Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object. Wildlife management requires reliable and consistent information on the abundance, distribution of species and their habitats as well as threats. Therefore, the application of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) in the wildlife management and conservation aids in data collection and analysis of wildlife abundance, their distribution as well as providing data suitable for conservation planning and management.


The training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English.


5 Days


  • To introduce participants to the principles of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • To introduce participants to concepts of wildlife management and conservation
  • To expose participants to data capture, input, manipulation and display by GIS
  • To introduce participants to GPS/GNSS systems
  • To explain to the participants GIS database requirement and development for wildlife management and conservation
  • To introduce participants to the application GIS and Remote Sensing techniques in wildlife management and conservation
  • To develop sound basis of understanding applications of GIS and RS in Wildlife management and conservation through case studies


This course reviews the application of remote sensing and GIS techniques in wildlife management and conservation under the following themes:

Module 1: Introduction and definitions of key concepts

  • Introduction to GIS and remote sensing in wildlife management and conservation
  • Introduction to GIS software
  • Planning for a GIS system installation
  • Working with a GIS software
  •  Introduction to GPS
  • GPS data collection
  • GPS data download

Module 2: GIS data management

  • GIS data sources
  • Database creation and maintenance
  • Working with Data from different sources
  • Integrating GPS data into GIS
  • GPS application in spatial database development

Module 3: Mapping

  • Mapping wildlife distribution
  • Mapping wildlife resource requirements
  • Mapping and modeling habitat suitability for Wildlife
  • Habitats and habitat maps
  • Mapping suitability for wildlife
  • Accuracy of suitability maps
  • Modeling species-environment relationships
  • Transferability of species
  • Innovative mapping of wildlife and its physical Environment

Module 4: Analysis and Monitoring using GIS and remote sensing

  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in Spatial Analysis and Visualization
  • Monitoring Habitat Characteristics Using GIS and Remote Sensing

Module 5: public participation and mobile data gathering

  • Gathering GIS data using mobile phones
  • Participatory GIS

Case studies in conservancy and wildlife management


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 14th October 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.     Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.     No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 21-10-2019
Event End Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 14-10-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 878
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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