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This Masters level unit requires students to integrate a body of knowledge from prior study and to apply it to the planning, management and interpretation of protected areas. Some background in science, resource management, geography or indigenous studies is recommended. This unit is offered in Study Period 6. Students must attend a compulsory 6-day (5-night) field camp departing from the Lismore campus (or agreed alternative). No private vehicles will be allowed. Students are expected to contribute to food costs of approx. $250 for the week.
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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
discuss the major issues and threats to terrestrial and marine biodiversity in Australia and the role of protected areas in biodiversity conservation, recreation, tourism, and protection of cultural heritage
explain the importance of the integrative basis for management of linked ecosystems and human settlements at various scales, particularly large ecosystem management and integrated catchment management
apply skills developed to analyse the principles and methods for environmental restoration and apply these to the development of a management plan for a protected area
analyse and evaluate techniques for education and interpretation and public participation in protected area planning and management processes
demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and understanding of group processes.
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