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June 1-July 26, 2016

Free e-course on Protected Areas management and design

This free 8-week online course is aimed at policy makers, managers and practitioners of protected area systems. Participants will gain an overview of key issues related to the design and management of protected area systems. They will have a chance to interact with protected area specialists from various countries, and global experts from the United Nations Development Programme, IUCN, WWF and The Nature Conservancy. A syllabus is available here.

Topics include:

Week 1: Introduction: State of the world’s protected areas
Week 2: Protected area sectoral and landscape/seascape integration
Week 3: Transboundary protected areas
Week 4: Appropriate technology for protected areas
Week 5: Protected area finance
Week 6: Protected areas and climate change
Week 7: Protected area governance and participation
Week 8: Protected area monitoring

A certificate of completion will be provided by the United Nations Development Programme -UNDP-

The course is available in English, Spanish and French.

Register here. For more information, please contact Heena Ahmed at

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