Academic Year 2021/2022 - 3° Year - Curriculum Tutela e valorizzazione del territorio
Teaching Staff: Giovanni Signorello and Maria De Salvo
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/01 - Agricultural economics and rural appraisal
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

To provide theoretical concepts and practical tools for the management of protected areas according effectiveness and effciency goals, and for estimating social costs and benefit, economc impacts of ecotorurims on local communities, and appropriate knowledge on environmental assemment procedures.

Course Structure

Teaching includes n. 28 hours of frontal (or on line), particpatory and cooperative lectures, and n. 28 hours of various typologies of exercises, including in cass or on line practical exercise, team works, examination f relevant study cases, field visits, individual researchs and presentations, seminars. The course is articulated in two Modules. The fist Module (4 CFU) is taught by prof. Giovanni Signorello and includes topics from 1 to 7 (cfr. Detailed course structure). The secondo Moudule (2 CFU) is taught by prof. Maria De Salvo and includes topics 8 and 9.

In case of on line teaching, it may necessary to change some tipologies of exercises in order to comply with the outline.

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line.

As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline. It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis.

Detailed Course Content

Module 1 (topics from n. 1 to n. 7). Module 2 ì (topic n. 8)

  1. Protected areas and conservation planning: concepts, scopes, tools and normative frameworks
  2. Classifications of protected areas
  3. Statistics and indicators on protected areas
  4. Managment of protected areas
  5. Monitoring tourism in protected areas
  6. Social costs and benefits of protected areas
  7. Local economic impact of protected areas
  8. Environmental assessment procedures: SEA, EIA
  9. Environmental assessment procedures: IA (ex art. 6 Habitat Directve)

Textbook Information

Worboys G.L., Lockwood M., Kothari A., Feary S. and Pulsford I. (eds), Protected Area Governance and Management, ANU Press, Canberra, 2015

Kettunen M. & ten Brink P (eds), Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas. An Assessment Guide, Routledge 2013

Signorello G. (a cura di), Materiali di approfondimento per l’economia e gestione delle aree protette, Catania, 2021

Marino D., La valutazione di efficacia per le aree protette, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2012​

Sassone S., Vademecum dell'ambiente, EPC editore, 2020