Protected Area Threats and Restoration


This module covers aspects related to protected area threats, including the prevention and mitigation of invasive species, and conducting threat assessments. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 1.5).

2 Modules

 Languages: EN  FR  SP  RU  Estimated effort: 2 hours/all course requirements
 Course type: Self-paced e-learning module Partners: UNDPCBD

All protected areas are under some degree of threat. These threats may include, for example, conversion of natural ecosystems into plantations and agriculture, poaching of animals, invasion of alien species, logging for forests, mining of minerals and construction of roads, buildings and dams, to name a few.

If protected areas are to achieve the objectives for which they are established, then it is important for protected area managers to abate threats, maintain ecological integrity, and minimize the impacts to biodiversity within protected areas. Where threats have occurred, protected area managers must find ways to restore key ecological systems and processes.

Learner Objectives

This module aims to provide you with an overview of the process for assessing and abating threats and developing and implementing restoration efforts.

Course Completion Requirements

Please note that the online lessons and the course survey are required to receive the course certificate.

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