|Languages: EN FR SP RU||Estimated effort: 2 hours/all course requirements|
|Course type: Self-paced e-learning module||Partners: UNDP, CBD|
All protected areas are under some degree of threat. These threats may include, for example, conversion of natural ecosystems into plantations and agriculture, poaching of animals, invasion of alien species, logging for forests, mining of minerals and construction of roads, buildings and dams, to name a few.
If protected areas are to achieve the objectives for which they are established, then it is important for protected area managers to abate threats, maintain ecological integrity, and minimize the impacts to biodiversity within protected areas. Where threats have occurred, protected area managers must find ways to restore key ecological systems and processes.
This module aims to provide you with an overview of the process for assessing and abating threats and developing and implementing restoration efforts.
Course Completion Requirements
Please note that the online lessons and the course survey are required to receive the course certificate.