Goldene Unke

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Management of Conservation Areas MSc

Goldene Unke: Award for nature conservation beyond “business as usual”

The Global business and biodiversity initiative, as launched by the Convention of Biological Diversity shall contribute to halt the dramatic loss of biodiversity. For this the involvement and the contributions of the corporate sector are considered to be of crucial importance (https://www.cbd.int/business/). The award Goldene Unke shall promote good solutions and increase awareness für this initiative on the local level.

The new award scheme aims at identifying and highlighting innovations in nature conservation on construction sites, infrastructures and in the communal area. An interdisciplinary jury shall award outstanding nature conservation projects and thus motivate companies to implement projects that are closer to nature and increase biodiversity. Students of the certificate course Nature Conservation Engineers will have the possbility to learn for these projects as well.

The certificate course for Nature Conservation Engineers has been offered at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences since 2017. The education comprises an introductory part (e.g. nature conservation biology, nature conservation law, nature conservation professions), equipment knowledge and technology (e.g. telemetry, drones, geo-information) as well as a practical main part. There, central competences are shared and trained in the field. For the final thesis, a small practical nature conservation project will be prepared, implemented and documented.

Financed by: Land Kärnten

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