This module provides an introduction to basic concepts related to law and protected areas, including basic legal concepts and basic protected areas concepts to set the context for different students. 

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Module 1: Seminar Presentation

Generic presentation on basic concepts related to law and protected areas, including slides and detailed notes for the educator.

Exercise 1.1: Understanding Basic Legal Concepts (Instructions)

Small group case study exercise, designed to promote an understanding of basic legal concepts among learners from non-law backgrounds.

Exercise 1.1: Understanding Basic Legal Concepts (Presentation)

Small group case study exercise, designed to promote an understanding of basic legal concepts amongst learners from non-law backgrounds.

Exercise 1.2: Understanding Basic PA Concepts (Instructions)

Small group case study exercise, designed to promote an understanding of protected area concepts amongst learners from non-protected area backgrounds.

Exercise 1.2: Understanding Basic PA Concepts (Presentation)

Small group case study exercise, designed to promote an understanding of protected area concepts among learners from non-protected area backgrounds.

Module 1: VIDEO - Introduction

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

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