|Languages: EN||Estimated effort: 2 hours/all course requirements|
|Course type: Self-paced e-learning module||Partners: UNDP, CBD, IUCN, TNC|
To help ensure protected area effectiveness, a firm and supportive legal framework must be used to secure individual protected areas, as well as protected area systems. This module presents the fundamentals of contemporary protected areas law. The purpose of the lessons is to build local and national capacity to create legal frameworks that are compatible with conservation designations. Methods for improving legal compliance with international biodiversity conservation commitments are also discussed. This module will increase your literacy about the legal elements of international law obligations and effective protected areas system management, and improve your knowledge of best management practices. The module is designed for protected area managers and conservation practitioners.
This module aims to provide you with an introduction to designing the legal framework for a national protected areas system and discusses core principles, concepts, and elements to take into account during the design process. The module also provides an overview of three special topics in protected areas law: marine protected areas, transboundary protected areas, and connectivity between protected areas. An effective and equitable protected areas system may require a comprehensive legal framework that is designed to addresses these issues.
Course Completion Requirements
Please note that the online lessons and the course survey are required to receive the course certificate.
IMPORTANT: While working on the activities of this course, you must click on the “MARK COMPLETE” button once you have finished each lesson.