Conservation and Natural Resources Law

Course code 72293

This course provides you with an understanding of conservation and natural resource law in New Zealand. You will examine key legislation affecting conservation and natural resource management, including the Conservation Act, Reserves Act, National Parks Act, Crown Minerals Act, Fisheries Act and Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act. You will explore the purpose and operational provisions of the legislation and examine significant resource management issues. You will also consider the effects of international law on New Zealand’s environmental management framework. This course is designed as a companion course to 72292 Resource Management Act & Local Government Act.


How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 2019 Print only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Topics covered include

  • history and development of environmental law in New Zealand
  • conservation and historic heritage legislation
  • mining
  • freshwater management
  • coastal and marine legislation
  • biodiversity and protected areas; and
  • biosecurity and hazardous substances legislation.


Previous successful study at Level 5.


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

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