Conservation & Protected Areas Management in Africa
date_range Starts on September 17, 2018
event_note Ends on December 17, 2018
list 13 sequences
assignment Level : Intermediate
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
language Subtitles : French
card_giftcard 260 points
Logo My Mooc Business

Their employees are learning daily with Edflex

Get started
Users' reviews
-
starstarstarstarstar
0 reviews

Key Information

credit_card Free access
verified_user Fee-based Certificate
timer 26 hours in total

About the content

This MOOC is about areas that are dedicated to protecting nature - “protected areas.” The coursework explores how they work and why they are so important in maintaining the health of the environment in our fast-developing world; particularly in Africa.

This course will help you learn about conservation challenges in Africa and how protected areas can help face them - from the local level to an international scale. These topics will be explored using best practices from the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and case studies from the field coming from all over the African continent.

The course is composed of seven thematic modules (key concepts, planning, governance, management effectiveness, specificities of management, financing, and topical issues) that include videos (introduction, five themes, one video on a convention related to PA and a conclusion), readings, training quizzes (optional) and exams (one per week - compulsory for the certificate track).You will learn:

  • How protected areas work
  • Why protected areas are so important in maintaining the health of the environment in a fast-developing world (particularly in Africa)
  • The challenges of conservation in Africa
  • The planning process for establishing protected areas
  • How the effectiveness of a protected area is assessed

more_horiz Read more
more_horiz Read less
dns

Syllabus

Week 1: protected areas concepts
  • Welcome to protected areas management course
  • Importance of protected areas and protected area systems
  • Role and functions of protected areas
  • Definition of protected areas
  • IUCN categories for protected areas
  • Convention on Biodiversity
Week 2: planning of protected areas
  • Planning of a single protected area
  • Planning of a system of protected areas
  • Integrated planning of a protected area and surrounding developed zones
  • Monitoring of protected area management
  • Trans frontier protected areas
  • Aichi targets
Week 3: governance of protected areas
  • Definition of governance
  • State protected areas
  • Private protected areas
  • Community-based protected areas
  • Shared governance
  • Nagoya protocol
Week 4: effectiveness of protected areas
  • Management effectiveness and adaptive management
  • Law enforcement in protected areas
  • Ecological monitoring & conservation
  • Education and sensitization about conservation
  • Green List of protected areas
  • World heritage convention
Week 5: specificities of protected area management
  • Culture and nature
  • Capacity-building for protected area management
  • Marine protected areas
  • Species approach
  • Tourism in protected areas
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Week 6: sustainable funding
  • Financial planning
  • Economical values of protected areas
  • Funding sources
  • Funding mechanisms
  • Offset mechanisms
  • Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Week 7: cross-cutting themes with protected areas
  • Protected areas & climate change
  • Connectivity and buffer zones
  • Ecological restoration
  • Gender & equity
  • Ramsar convention
  • Corruption and natural resources trafficking
record_voice_over

Instructors

Geoffroy Mauvais
Dr.
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

store

Content Designer

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, English: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) is a research university in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specialises in physical sciences and engineering.

One of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, the school was founded by the Swiss Federal Government with the stated mission to:

Educate engineers and scientists to the highest international standing
Be a national center of excellence in science and technology
Provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and the industry
EPFL is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the world for engineering and sciences, ranking 17th overall and 10th in engineering in the 2015 QS World University Rankings; 34th overall and 12th in engineering in the 2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

assistant

Platform

Edx

Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with EdX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

You are the designer of this MOOC?
What is your opinion on this resource ?
Content
5/5
Platform
5/5
Animation
5/5