M.Bio-NF.401: International Nature Conservation at the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Vilm

Learning outcome:
The course will contribute to qualify Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Master-degree students for future work in international conservation organizations and for scientific tasks related to international nature conservation. With the four-day-course at the Isle of Vilm, the students will be given the opportunity

  • To broaden their knowledge about international nature conservation issues
  • To receive first-hand information on international conventions and discussions from those actively involved, and
  • To create a platform for networking and information exchange. It will cover the following topics:
  • Global conventions on Biodiversity
  • Climate change and conservation
  • Protected areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Convention
  • Issues and approaches of sustainable use incl. certification
  • Financing conservation
  • Conservation in the marine Environment

The course will be a combination of lectures, interactive discussions and working groups.

Courses and examinations
4-day seminar block course

Presentation, in a team, (30 min)

Prerequisite for examination:
Präsentation (ca. 30 Minutes) or Assignment (max. 10 Pages) for the seminar

Core skills:
Research on the required topic

90 h (28/62 h, Attendance time /Self-study time)

Admission requirements:

Recommended previous knowledge:


Person responsible for module:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Brose

Course frequency:
Academic Term each winter semester

One semester

Number of repeat examinations permitted:

Recommended Semester:
First Semester

Maximum number of students: