Broad introduction to, and overview of, the concept of governance in the context of protected areas.  Covers understanding governance, legal factors impacting governance, international law, types of governance, and voluntary governance frameworks.

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Module 2: Seminar Presentation

Presentation on protected areas governance and its legal aspects, including slides and detailed notes for the educator.

Exercise 2.1: Understanding the Nature and Relationship Between “Protected Areas”, “Governance” and the “Law” (Presentation)

Small group exercise, designed to promote an understanding of the concepts of protected areas, governance and law.

Exercise 2.2: Understanding the Stakeholders and Legal Sources of Authority (Instructions)

Individual exercise, designed to promote an understanding of the nature, sources and extent of the authority exercised by potential stakeholders within a protected area.

Exercise 2.2: Understanding the Stakeholders and Legal Sources of Authority (Presentation)

Individual exercise, designed to promote an understanding of the nature, sources and extent of the authority exercised by potential stakeholders within a protected area.

Module 2: VIDEO - Governance

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

VIDEO: Perspectives on Law and Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas

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

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