832321 BOKU International wildlife lectures

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction


International and European Wildlife Law – An Introduction for Non-Lawyers

International law has a significant role to play in the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity around the world. This intensive seminar immerses students in the world of international wildlife treaties and EU nature conservation law. In particular, its focus is on the core features, functioning, strengths, limitations, and practical relevance of the following legal instruments, within their broader contexts:

-Ramsar Wetlands Convention
-World Heritage Convention
-Convention on Trade in Endangered Species
-Convention on Migratory Species
-Convention on Biological Diversity
-Bern Convention on European Wildlife
-EU Birds Directive
-EU Habitats Directive
-EU Invasive Alien Species Regulation

Previous knowledge expected

Grundlagen des Wildtiermanagements (VO)

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successfully participating in this course, students will have a basic understanding of, and be able to describe, interpret, and illustrate:

•key terms, concepts and principles of international and European wildlife law, and the interpretation and application thereof;
•the objectives, most important obligations, institutional frameworks, functioning, strengths, shortcomings, broader contexts, and practical relevance, of the aforementioned legal instruments;
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.