• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Biodiversity Conservation

Objectives:

Loss of biodiversity is one of the most serious environmental problems the world faces. The objective of this course is to describe, analyse and evaluate current legal regimes for biodiversity conservation. It also explores the policy issues that arise in relation to biodiversity conservation and examines the need for a broader policy mix.

Conventional legal approaches, based on setting aside special areas and regulation, often fail to grasp the implications of the problem and may need both to be reformed and complemented by other approaches, such as providing positive incentives, such as stewardship payments.

The course will provide a critical understanding of current legal issues relating to terrestrial biodiversity conservation and the design of appropriate policy responses, particularly in relation to private land.

Content:

After outlining the ecological, scientific and socio-economic context in which biodiversity conservation is pursued, this course describes, analyses and evaluates current legal regimes for biodiversity conservation. It includes coverage of:

  • International obligations
  • Federal/state/local government division of responsibility
  • Protected areas;
  • Threatened species;
  • Native vegetation conservation on private land;
  • Private and public forestry
  • Regulatory, voluntary and economic instruments;

The course also explores the policy issues that arise from current approaches and examines the need for a broader policy mix.

Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery) plus private study time

This course is not offered in 2014

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying in one of the following programs; Master of Laws (7300) Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312) Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883) Graduate Diploma in Law (6300) OR you must be studying one of the following programs; Master of Legal Studies (7305) Master of Environmental Law (7309) Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313) Master of International Law (7310) Master of Law, Governance and Development (7317) Master of International Security Law (7318) Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893) Graduate Diploma in Law, Governance and Development (6317) Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (6305) Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law (6309) Graduate Diploma in Government and Commercial Law (6313) Graduate Diploma in International Law (6310) Graduate Diploma in International Security Law (6318) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (6303) Graduate Certificate in Environmental Law (6351) AND have successfully completed LAWS8189 OR you must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330) and have completed 30 units of 1000 level law (LAWS) courses.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1626
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2670
2007 $2670
2006 $2646
2005 $2298
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2916
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3426
2008 $3426
2007 $3426
2006 $3426
2005 $3234
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1600 14 Oct 2015 30 Oct 2015 30 Oct 2015 27 Dec 2015 In Person N/A

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