Module Tutor: Matthew Curran
The aim of the module is to enable students to understand the practice and principles of biodiversity conservation and to recognise its potential role in achieving sustainable development. Significant proportions of rural and, particularly, mountain areas are designated as sites for biodiversity conservation. However, land primarily managed with this objective is inevitably adjacent to land managed for other purposes; and much land of importance for biodiversity conservation is also managed for other objectives. Biodiversity conservation also provides both direct employment and indirect employment, e.g., through tourism. This module will explore the links between biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, the methods by which biodiversity conservation can be achieved, and the theories that underpin these methods.
View Matthew's profile