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EV5209 - Principles and Practices of Protected Area Management

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

Available to postgraduate students and advanced undergraduate students with appropriate background (approval of Head of School required and subject to available places).

The protected area concept, global applications, current practices and issues, including regional reviews with emphasis on the tropics; National Parks and other national and international systems for nature conservation; role of IUCN; biogeographic foundations including SLOSS and other debates; comparative analysis and case studies; major issues facing protected area managers; primary research needs; electronic and other data sources.

Learning Outcomes

  • this postgraduate unit is designed to develop understanding about the nature of protected areas, their history and origins; their variety of purpose and type; global patterns and issues; regional reviews with an emphasis on the tropics; theoretical and practical issues concerning design and management of protected areas; specific case studies of terrestrial and marine protected areas including the experiences of a range of managers and researchers; familiarity and competency in use of the internet for protected area information.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Non-standard start/end 24-Jan-2012 to 15-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 24-Jan-2012 to 02-Feb-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Peter Valentine.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours - Approximately 60 hours of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals during the block mode period
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 40%); presentations (% - 20%); essays (% - 25%); portfolio (% - 15%).

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