Broad introduction to, and overview of, international and regional laws of relevance to protected areas.  Covers sources and nature of international law and relevant instruments and programmes.

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Module 7: Seminar Presentation

Presentation covering international law of relevance to biodiversity conservation and protected areas, including slides and detailed notes for the educator. 

Exercise 7.1: Domestic Implementation of International Law (Instructions)

Small group exercise designed to promote awareness of the relationship between international law and domestic protected areas law and increase capacities to read and analyse these laws.

Exercise 7.1: Domestic Implementation of International Law (Presentation)

Small group exercise designed to promote awareness of the relationship between international law and domestic protected areas law and increase capacities to read and analyse these laws.

Exercise 7.2: Domestic Compliance with International Law (Instructions)

Role-playing exercise designed to enhance understanding of selected international agreements and develop critical legal analytical skills for evaluating the translation of those instruments into domestic legislation.

Exercise 7.2: Domestic Compliance with International Law (Presentation)

Role-playing exercise designed to enhance understanding of selected international agreements and develop critical legal analytical skills for evaluating the translation of those instruments into domestic legislation.

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.

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