PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT


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What you will learn

Welcome to PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT !!

Course Description

Daily functions of a park manager: work load analysis and scheduling, personnel, physical planning, entrance and camping permits, maintenance tasks; Monitoring of wildlife populations, habitats, encroachments and poaching, and law enforcement patrols.

Course objectives: For students:  

  • To understand concepts of protected areas and protected area management
  • To be able to understand the general, and day to day roles and responsibilities, of a park manager or protected area managers
  • To understand how to deal with any amount of work in the park and of essence how to do work load analysis and scheduling, including work prioritization
  • To understand how to deal with personnel in the park, their management, physical planning and management of entries into and use of protected areas and also maintenance of infrastructure and visitor facilities in protected areas
  • To understand reasons for monitoring wildlife population, habitats and to understand how to deal with encroachment, poaching and how to enforce laws in protected areas

Expected outputs

By the end the course, the student is expected to:

  • Know the concepts of protected areas and their management
  •  Understand the functions of protected area managers
  • Understand work load analysis, scheduling and prioritization of work in protected areas
  • Know how to manage protected area personnel, physical planning and maintenance work in protected areas
  • Understand monitoring activities in protected areas and management of unauthorized entries and activities in protected areas  

Teaching Methods

i)                    Lectures                 iii)  Class discussion                                          

ii)                  Practical                                                         


Contents

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1. Introduction to protected Areas and Management

  • Definitions
  • Categories of protected areas 
  • Importance of protected areas
  • New paradigm for protected areas
  • Concepts of protected area management

2. Daily functions of a Protected Area Manager

  • Planning (policies, forecasting, objectives), coordinating, execution, control and implementation
  • Motivation, communication, budgeting, creating staff and staff development

 

3Work load analysis and scheduling in protected area management 

  • Workload and workload analysis
  • Scheduling and principles of work schedule
  • Special consideration on scheduling in protected areas

4. Personnel management

-          Dealing with personnel discipline

-          Personnal appearance

-          Morale and team spirit

-          Staff welfare

-          Reward and incentives

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5. Physical planning in protected area management

  • Introduction
  • Road layout
  • Plot layout
  • Planning for infrastructure and services
  • Power supply and telecommunications networks.
  • Protected area categories, Infrastructure and Activities planning
  • Accommodations

6. Entrance and Camping Permits

·         Camping Permits, its importance etc

·         Use of fees collected as entrance and camping

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7. Maintenance Tasks in Protected Areas

  • Routine maintenance
  • Breakdown maintenance
  • No maintenance  
  • Stores maintenance and inventory
  • Maintenance operations on visitor facilities
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8. Monitoring of Wildlife Population

- aims of monitoring in wildlife protected areas

9. Encroachment and poaching in protected areas

  • Guidelines to be followed to address illegal settlement in protected areas (encroachment)
  • Illegal logging
  • Collection of forest produce 
  • Poaching and trapping of wildlife

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10.  Law and enforcement patrols

  • Law enforcement
  • Procedure for wildlife rangers/guards in dealing with law breakers
  • Patrolling in protected areas

-          Main functions of patrols

-          Hints on organizing rangers/guards patrols

 

 

 

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Assessments

2 sit-in CATs + Practicals = 30 Marks  

Main examination             = 70 Marks

References

IUCN (1996) Planning and Management of Protected Areas in the tropics

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