Module Identifier LAM5410  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mrs Marion I Arnold  
Semester Available all semesters  
Other staff Mrs Lillian Stevenson, Mrs Marion I Arnold  

Brief description

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.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Alder, John Environmental Law and Ethics Macmillan 033367491X
Ball, Simon. Ball & Bell on environmental law edition 5th . Blackstone 185431887X
Department of the Environment Financial guidelines for management agreements Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Haigh, Nigel EEC environmental policy and Britain Longman 0582059593
Holder, Jane Impact of EC Environmental Law in the United Kingdom Wiley 0471975354
Reid, Colin Nature Conservation Law edition 2r.e. . W.Green 0414013557
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Management agreements for promoting nature conservation R.I.C.S 0854069283
Agriculture,Conservation and Land Use Univ.Wales P. 0708311261
Nature Conservation and Countryside Law Univ.Wales P. 0708313035
Planning and Environmental Protection Hart Publishing 1841131814

All England Law Reports
Environmental law reports
European Court reports
Journal of environmental law
Journal of planning and environment law
Law reports : Queen's Bench Division
Official Journal of the European Communities: L
Public General Acts
Scots law times
Statutory Instruments

Web Page/Sites
Approach to selection of a UK list of possible Special Areas of Conservation (SACs)
Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the Conservation of Wild Birds
Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora
Guidelines on Management Agreement Payments and Related Matters (DETR 2001)
Managing Natura 2000: the provisions of Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43 EEC (European Comm
Planning Policy Guidance Note 9 (Nature Conservation, 1994)
Sites of Special Scientific Interest : Government's Framework for Action
The Habitats Directive: selection of Special Areas of Conservation in the UK
** Supplementary Text
About EUR-Lex - the portal to European Union law
Help Guides for Lexis/Nexis
Help Guides for Westlaw
Introduction to Information Resources for Law Distance Learners
Locating full-text European Union case law via Lexis, Westlaw & EUR-Lex
Subject Information & Links for Law
UWA Electronic Journals
UWA Electronic Resources


This module is at CQFW Level 7