832301 Wildlife management issues in protected areas in Central Europe

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Mattsson, Brady
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Overview about the role of protected areas for balancing wildlife management and conservation with other concerns in Central Europe. Within this context, the following issues will be presented and discussed: history of protected areas in Europe, protected area categories, legal frameworks such as the EU Habitats Directive and Birds Directive along with the Biodiversity Strategy, sustainable hunting, rewilding including reintroduction, wildlife movement corridors, impacts of climate change on habitats and wildlife along with their managment, visitor management, and regional-scale green infrastructure.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students will understand the goals and constraints for protected areas in Central Europe as they pertain to wildlife management. They will also understand how these goals interact with other concerns held by stakeholders working in the region, and how management can address these concerns.

Students will be able to critically examine and develop examples where such concerns are addressed and the approaches to overcome them. They will also understand the conditions for integrating these approaches to manage and conserve wildlife within and between protected areas.
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