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ACE8042 : Biodiversity Conservation: Policy and Practice (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module seeks to develop a knowledge of the major national and international biodiversity organisations and policy instruments and to develop an understanding of how these operate. It also aims to develop understanding of how biodiversity policy is implemented at ground level through experience of site management. This module reviews the policy and legislative basis for biodiversity conservation in the UK and the organisations that administer these.

Outline Of Syllabus

Representatives from biodiversity organisations are involved in seminars and fieldwork, where practical conservation tasks are undertaken. Students present their own analyses of conservation policy topics in powerpoint presentations to the class.

1. Why conserve biodiversity?
2. International biodiversity agreements and ecosystem services based approaches to conservation.
3. National (UK) biodiversity policy
4. Lectures from external speakers from local conservation organisations.
5. Practical conservation work in the local area.
5. Student talks and debates on national and international conservation issues.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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