Module 1: VIDEO - Introduction

Short video visually introducing the importance and complexity of law related to protected areas.

Module 2: VIDEO - Governance

Short video introducing main concepts in protected area governance, including basic governance concepts, types of governance and governance quality.

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Module 3: VIDEO - Pre-drafting and Preliminary Provisions

Short video introducing preparations necessary before drafting a law, and initial legislative provisions.

Module 4: VIDEO - Planning, Types, Establishment and Disestablishment

Short video introducing protected area planning and establishment processes and IUCN protected area categories.

Module 5: VIDEO - Management

Short video illustrating different elements of protected areas management, including authorities, plans, co-management, zoning, and management for connectivity.

Module 6: VIDEO - Regulation, Compliance & Enforcement, Financing

Short video illustrating legal options for regulation, compliance and enforcement, and financing of protected areas.

Module 7: VIDEO - International Law

Short video introducing main concepts in international law and describing some of the main international conventions relevant to protected areas.

Modules 8 & 9: VIDEO - Connectivity

Short video emphasizing importance of connectivity conservation and introducing legal options for protecting connectivity.

Modules 10-11: VIDEO - Marine Protected Areas

Short video discussing special considerations applicable to marine protected areas and legal issues that require special attention.

Module 12: VIDEO - Transboundary Protected Areas

Video explaining the concept of transboundary protected areas and the special legal considerations relevant to them.

VIDEO: Perspectives on Law and Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas

Interviews and case studies relating to Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs).

VIDEO: Perspectives on Law and Transboundary Protected Areas

Interviews and case studies relating to law and transboundary protected areas.

VIDEO: Perspectives on Law and Connectivity Conservation

Interviews and case studies relating to connectivity conservation and law.

VIDEO: Perspectives on Law and Marine Protected Areas

Interviews and case studies relating to law and marine protected areas (MPAs).