The topics covered in this module include an examination of the legal and economic instruments used for promoting nature conservation, as well as the legal protection that exists for endangered/vulnerable species of flora and fauna. Habitat protection is also considered ? Sites of Special Scientific Interest under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and also mechanisms under planning law. These provisions will be critically assessed and the possible reform of the measures will be discussed. As well as the in-depth analysis of UK law, there will also be consideration of the European Wild Birds Directive 1979 and the Habitats and Species Directive 1992. The implementation of these Directives in the UK will be examined and assessed.
This module is at CQFW Level 7