EV5209 - Principles and Practices of Protected Area Management
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to postgraduate students and advanced undergraduate students with appropriate
background (approval of Head of School required and subject to available places).
This subject is designed to introduce students to key theoretical and applied foundations
of Protected Area Governance and Management. Students will be introduced to the history
and concept of protected areas and will learn about the socio-economic, ecological
dimensions that influence protected area context. The subject will introduce key elements
of governance and management of protected areas, including current planning and management
tools such as monitoring, conservation planning, reserve design, and mechanisms for
generating social and financial support for protected areas. The subject will emphasise
international dimensions of protected areas including global networks and governance,
roles of indigenous people and challenges for protected areas in developing countries.
Through participating in this subject, students will have the opportunity to engage
in an interactive, varied and interdisciplinary learning experience through lectures,
tutorials and discussions with a variety of researchers active in the field of Protected
- demonstrate an understanding of the diverse concept of protected areas and the multiple
factors that influence their establishment and purpose at local, regional and international
- demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and theories that define the social and ecological
context of protected area management;
- demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of management and governance of protected
areas including the distinctions and interactions between them;
- describe the key challenges affecting protected area management in developing countries,
and the specific role of indigenous people in protected areas;
- apply key practical tools and approaches to protected area management and design (e.g.
impact evaluation, conservation planning, zoning, user fee implementation, stakeholder
- communicate the necessity of applying interdisciplinary, participatory, contextual
approaches to protected area management.
Study Period 7
|Census Date 11-Jul-2019
|Face to face teaching
30-Jun-2019 to 09-Jul-2019 (This availability is taught in Galapagos Islands)
||Dr Amy Diedrich.
- 60 hours - Approximately 60 hours of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals during the block
||presentations (50%); written assessment (50%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest