Law and regulations enforcement is one of the key aspects of protected area management. It relies on the implementation of specific processes that reduce or eliminate threats to protected area values. Law enforcement requires understanding, learning and applying specific knowledge and techniques. What are laws? How to enforce them? What are the traps to avoid? What are their limits and strengths? How to avoid corruption? How is anti-poaching conducted on the ground? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed in this MOOC.
Several sessions of the MOOC are organised each year.
What you’ll learn
- What are laws?
- How to enforce them? What are the traps to avoid?
- What are their limits and strengths?
- How to avoid corruption?
- How is anti-poaching conducted on the ground?
UNIT 1 – Law and protected Areas
1.2 What is law?
1.3 Law and conservation
1.4 Law and governance
1.7 Introduction to regulation
1.8 Area-based regulations
1.9 Species-based regulation
1.10 Activity or threat-based regulation
1.11 International Law: What is international law
1.12 International Law: Environmental Agreements
1.13 International Law: Key MEAs
1.14 International Law: Principles and Rights
1.15 Compliance and Enforcement
UNIT 2 – Professional ethic
2.2 What should I do
2.4 Ethical principles
2.5 Codes et charters
2.6 Ethical dilemma
UNIT 3 – Corruption
3.3 Understanding the motivations
3.4 Fight against corruption – organization
3.5 Fight against corruption – individual
UNIT 4 – Giving orders
4.3 Understanding the problem, analyzing the mission
4.4 Assessing the means and possibility for action
4.5 Operational decisions and decisions
4.6 Categories and operational orders
UNIT 5 – Enforcing the law in the protected areas
5.8 New technologies