736356 Nature protection - and environmental law

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Rathmayer, Florian
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Historical law development of the Austrian nature conservation law; Essence of nature conservation legislation - Positioning and universality of nature conservation - partial legal system - Demarcation from other environmental matters - intrinsic value and proper law of nature; Conservation and agriculture and forestry; Nature Conservation and constitutional order; Nature Conservation and fundamental rights; Conservation as planning law; Landscape Planning.

Institutions of the Austrian nature conservation law; Definition, general provisions.

Property protection (natural monument, protected landscape elements, nature reserves , landscape conservation areas, protected lake areas, natural parks, protection of flora and fauna, biotope network biosphere reserves).

National Parks; Authorities and bodies of nature conservation; Legal protection in the process; Environmental Advocacy; Collective action; International Nature Conservation; Implementation of EU nature conservation acts in Austria.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

To get a holistic ecological point of view by learning and comparing the leagal differences on nature conservation among the provinces.
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