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EV5208 - World Heritage and National Estate Processes

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

The concepts of World Heritage and other internationally recognised protected areas (including Biosphere Reserves and Ramsar sites); international conventions in conservation; process of nomination and inscription; evaluation; regional reviews of World Heritage sites; identification of critical management issues; sources of information for World Heritage, including electronic access; the Australian register of the National Estate; nomination and evaluation processes; legislative issues and management implications.

Learning Outcomes

  • students will have a comprehensive understanding of the process and implications of World Heritage nomination, evaluation, inscription and management;
  • be familiar with natural World Heritage areas from many parts of the World and be able to access World Heritage information through the internet. They will also be thoroughly familiar with registration of natural areas on the National Estate and implications.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information.


Townsville, Study Period 10, Block
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Face to face teaching 20-Nov-2012 to 28-Nov-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Peter Valentine.
Workload expectations:
  • 2 days fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (35% - 50%); presentations (10% - 20%); essays (10% - 25%); project report (10% - 25%).

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