Unit Aim: To provide the student with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of marine protected areas. Within this unit students will study protected area management from a regulator’s perspective, covering the following broad concepts:
1. Introduction to marine protected areas and their types
2. Planning and administration of marine protected areas
3. Establishing a marine protected area
4. Managing a marine protected area
|Unit name||Marine Protected Area Management|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Doctor Sarah Fischer|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the theory and rationale for the use of different types of protected areas.
- Critique processes of protected area planning and administration.
- Develop objectives critical for the establishment, management and evaluation of a protected area.
- Design appropriate strategies for balancing conservation and ecological sustainable development.
- Evaluate the efficacy of protected areas.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Weekly for 13 weeks: 2-hr lectures, 2-hr tutorials. One 3-day field camp.
|Assessment||Short Answer Question (15%)|Final Exam (45%)|Written Report (20%)|Presentation (20%)|
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Salm, R.V., Clark, J.R. and Siirila, E. (2000). Marine and Coastal Protected Areas: A Guide for Planners and Managers 3rd Edition. IUCN, Washington, DC, USA.
Bunce, L., Townsley, P., Pomeroy, R., and Pollnac, R. (2000). Socioeconomic Manual for Coral Reef Management. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia.
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