This course is subdivided in three blocks. It starts with a series of lectures on general conservation topics, next we will treat the conservation problems of important habitats. Finally the students work in small groups to develop a conservation vision for an existing Natura 2000 area in Europe.
Topics part 1:
What is Habitat Conservation?
Changes in Land use & Habitat Loss
IUCN classification of protected areas
impact of exotic species introductions on habitat conservation
Topics Part 2:
Habitat Conservation in Flanders
A conservation vision for a real Natura 2000 area