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Presentation of the new postgraduate education programme "Management of Protected Areas"

Master of Science Programme "Management of Protected Areas", University of Klagenfurt and Austrian Ministry of Environment

Date and Time
30 March 2006 13:15 - 15:0

Eighth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 8)

Planning and managing protected areas are complex tasks. A new international Master of Science Programme, launched by the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) in cooperation with international organisations (such as CBD, IUCN, RAMSAR, WWF, EuroParks and MAB) and the Austrian Ministry of Environment, offers a unique possibility to acquire the relevant skills. This Side-Event will present the new MSc programme with its objectives, contents, and setting. Furthermore we will discuss the experiences since the start of the course in October 2005. Lunch will be provided.