Introduction to Environmental Law

Environmental law may be the one institution standing between us and planetary exhaustion. It is also an institution that needs to be reconciled with human liberty and economic aspirations. This course considers these issues and provides a tour though existing legal regimes governing pollution, water law, endangered species, toxic substances, environmental impact analyses, and environmental risk.

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This course will expose students to legal reasoning, especially from the reading of cases involving real-life environmental disputes.

Endangered Species Recovery Course

The Endangered Species Recovery (ESR) course is a two week introduction to the issues and practical skills involved in saving threatened species from extinction. You will develop a critical understanding of biodiversity conservation and the issues it raises, as well as practical research skills.

Introductory Course on Climate Change

Everything you need to know about Climate Change in a nutshell

Global Environmental Policy

Organised in partnership with UNEP, the main objective of the Executive Summer School (ESS) on Global Environmental Policy is to provide professionals with a broad training programme in order to bridge the common gap between scientific knowledge and professional expertise related to core environmental themes.

Animal Movement Analysis for Conservation

Animal movement is critical for maintenance of ecosystem services and biodiversity. The study of complex movement patterns and of the factors that control such patterns is essential to inform conservation research and environmental management. Technological advances have greatly increased our ability to track, study, and manage animal movements. But analyzing and contextualizing vast amounts of tracking data can present scientific, computational, and technical challenges that require scientists and practitioners to master new skills from a wide range of computational disciplines.

Monitoring and Evaluation Course

One of the major aims of the M&E Initiative is to strengthen the planning, monitoring and evaluation skills of project and programme managers at regional and global levels. 

Skilled PM&E facilitators working in Asia, Africa and Latin America developed, over a 5-year period, a core PM&E course for IUCN project managers. This course has been developed and tested in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It provides project managers with the basic concepts and hands-on skills development they need.

Conservation Management

A series of online courses on conservation management

Introduction to GIS for Conservation

This free course uses interactive tools to present information about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, tools, and functionality in a conservation context. Within this course you will learn to define GIS and the major advantages of using GIS (including dynamic maps and feature to attribute relationships).