Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
LDM0920
Module Title
Nature Conservation & Marine Environmental Law
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Distance Learning
Reading List

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 6,000 WORDS  80%
Semester Assessment VISUAL AND WRITTEN PRESENTATION  20%
Supplementary Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 6,000 WORDS TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED  80%
Supplementary Assessment VISUAL AND WRITTEN PRESENTATION TO BE DELIVERED, IF FAILED  20%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Assess the evidence regarding threats to biodiversity and the natural environment;
2. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the international agreements relevant to the conservation of biodiversity, wildlife and habitats, in both the terrestrial and marine environment;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the role and effectiveness of European Union law and policy in the conservation of biodiversity, wildlife and habitats, in both the terrestrial and marine environment;
4. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of measures taken in UK law to implement European wildlife legislation, and the future of such measures;
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the different legal mechanisms, including planning law, contractual mechanisms and regulatory mechanisms, which are used to implement nature conservation policy;
6. Be able to critically evaluate the effectiveness of the law as a medium for protecting biodiversity, habitats and species;
7. Consider the impact of devolution within the UK on the protection of nature and biodiversity;
8. Access the relevant literature and legal instruments in the field and use them to engage in a critical discussion of the subject.

Brief description

The module will critically examine the role of the law in promoting nature conservation and marine environmental protection. It will consider the key international agreements and conventions, which affect biodiversity, nature and marine protection. It will also chart progress and development of the UK’s domestic regimes for species and habitat protection, noting the impact of devolution. The role and future of European Union law in the UK’s domestic regime will be considered.

Content

This module consist of 10 ‘units’ on the following topics:
1. Threats to biodiversity and the terrestrial and marine environments
2. International legal agreements for the protection of biodiversity, nature and the marine environment (1)
3. International legal agreements for the protection of biodiversity, nature and the marine environment (2)
4. European Union law and policy on nature and wildlife
5. Protection of wildlife habitats in the UK
6. Species protection in the UK
7. European Union regimes for the protection and management of the marine environment
8. Marine Fisheries Management
9. Marine Nature Conservation
10. Marine Planning

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Gaining confidence in legal thinking and analysis
Communication Assignment and oral presentation; participation with online discussion group
Improving own Learning and Performance Studying the material and writing the assignment
Information Technology Module requires the use of IT as a core resource for locating legal material
Personal Development and Career planning Gaining confidence in legal thinking and analysis
Problem solving Assignment and oral presentation
Research skills The module seeks to further develop practical legal skills and a theoretical engagement with nature conservation law and policy
Subject Specific Skills Apply generic skills to specific subjects of the theme through the assignment
Team work Online discussion group

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7