STUDY GUIDE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
FOS316- Protected Natural Areas (2L, 2P)
Basic concepts of natural environment and ecosystems. Types of habitats and biodiversity. Human activities and impacts on landscape.
Environmental and ethical issues. Sustainable development. Environment as a socio-economic stock.
Categories and values of protected areas. Criteria for the design and establishment of protected areas. Size, shape, connectivity and potential threats to protected areas. National Parks, Aesthetic Forests, Protected Natural Monuments, Wildlife Reserves, Controlled Hunting Areas, Wildlife Propagation Areas, Eco-development Regions, Sites of International Interest, Natura 2000.
Administration and management of protected areas. Integrating management plan. Recreation and other activities in protected areas. History of protected areas legislation.