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Biodiversity Law - LAWS6165

Year - 2018

Biological diversity is the variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes of which they are part, including diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems. Aside from whatever intrinsic value it may possess, biodiversity is crucial to support human life and welfare. Australia is fortunate to have some of the world┬┐s most complex and unique biodiversity - unfortunately, also to have one of the highest rates of extinction and loss of biodiversity. Despite a sophisticated system of environmental governance and a relatively high degree of environmental awareness, biodiversity continues to decline rapidly in Australia. This unit will consider the international legal regime related to the protection of biodiversity; how international instruments are incorporated into (or otherwise affect) Australia┬┐s regime; and the operation of Australia's regime at both national and state levels (the latter, particularly in NSW) - and will include consideration of various threats to biodiversity, different protection options (in situ and ex situ), and how biodiversity-related considerations affect and are affected by other Environmental Law fields.

Classes
Apr 13, 14 and 20, 21 (9-5)

Assessment
class presentation and 2000wd essay (25%) and 6000wd (75%)

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive April

26 Mar 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 27 Apr 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Ed Couzens
HECS Band: 3
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