Courses

  • 2 Modules

    Protected area integration

    This module covers aspects related to integrating protected areas into the wider landscape, seascape and strategies, including the development of conservation corridors, and mainstreaming protected areas into other sectors. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 1.2).
  • 2 Modules

    Protected area law

    This module presents the fundamentals of contemporary protected areas law. The module is designed for protected area managers and conservation practitioners. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas
  • 1 Module

    Protected area monitoring

    This session highlights how the monitoring of protected areas helps managers detect and adapt to change. This webinar explores the fundamentals of monitoring, with the lens of how to account for new and emerging issues at the system level.
  • 2 Modules

    Protected area network design

    This module covers aspects related to the design of a national protected area network, including instructions on how to conduct an ecological gap assessment. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 1.1).
  • 2 Modules

    Protected area participation

    This module covers aspects related to protected area participation, including participation of indigenous and local communities. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 2.2).
  • 2 Modules

    Protected area policy environment

    This module covers aspects related to the protected area policy environment, including protected area policies, incentives, and legal frameworks. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 3.1).
  • 1 Module

    Protected area sectoral and landscape/seascape integration

    The webinar discusses the integration of protected areas into landscape management. Protected areas are often viewed as islands of biodiversity — they are managed as isolated units, separate from the surrounding landscape and seascape. In addition, other sectors, such as agriculture, forestry and energy, rarely take into account the goals of protected areas. As a result, isolated, fragmented and threatened protected areas will be less able to provide the ecosystem services upon which humans depend. If protected areas are to fulfill their biodiversity objectives, and to help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, they must be fully integrated into the landscape, seascape and key sectors.
  • 2 Modules

    Protected area threats and restoration

    This module covers aspects related to protected area threats, including the prevention and mitigation of invasive species, and conducting threat assessments. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 1.5).
  • 9 Modules

    Protected areas and sustainable development

    This module aims to provide you with an introduction to the different types of protected areas and ecosystem services, and discusses ways of maximizing the value of these ecosystem services at national level and site level. The module also provides an overview of specific issues related to protected area management: food and water security, disaster risk reduction, health, climate change, jobs, livelihoods and poverty reduction.
  • 1 Module

    Transboundary protected areas

    Large, intact ecosystems are widely recognized as the most important building blocks needed to develop regional networks of interconnected protected areas. These networks are considered to be critical to maintaining large-scale ecological processes such as migration, securing vital ecosystem services such as drinking water, and enabling human and natural communities to adapt to impacts from climate change. Yet because they cross international boundaries, these areas are often subject to different and incompatible management and land-use practices. This webinar explores the challenges and opportunities of transboundary protected areas.
  • 2 Modules

    Transboundary protected areas and regional ecological networks

    This module covers aspects related to transboundary protected areas and regional networks, including the establishment, planning, management and assessment of transboundary areas. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 1.3).