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The objective of this module is to introduce you into the general concept of biodiversity and its implementation to the practice of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).

After successfully completing this module you will be able to:

  • give a definition of "biodversity"
  • describe different types of biodiversity (habitat, species and genetic);
  • explain the connection of biodiversity with ICZM;
  • appreciate the urgencies and benefits of biodiversity management;
  • explain concepts like loss of biodiversity and biodiversity conservation;
  • choose the right tools for biodiversity management like socio-economic strategies, legal instruments, funding and monitoring.