Geography Environmental Protection Department of Geography and Tourism Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zenonas Gulbinas Studentų str. 39, Vilnius LT-08106, room 316, tel. +370 687 36243, email@example.com English Language of Instruction none Required Prerequisites Suggested Academic Cycle Bachelor degree studies (4th year of studies) or Year of Studies Spring Semester 3 ECTS Credits 3 Contact Hours per Week Compulsory Compulsory/ Elective Lectures, seminars and individual consultations Methods of Teaching 2 PP presentations (15%+15%), individual essay (30%), final Form of Assessment test (40%) Title of the Study Program Title of the Module Faculty, Department Instructor Address Course Description Main goal of the course is to introduce students with protection of different components of environment, systems of protected areas and environmental monitoring in Lithuania, management and legal aspects of environmental protection. Pollution, disturbances or disappearance of different components of environment (air, water, soil, land entrails, flora and fauna) are analyzed and protection of these components is discussed in the course of environmental protection. The formation of waste and its management, the mechanism of physical-technological pollution are under consideration. Much attention is given to introduction to the system of protected areas and environmental monitoring in Lithuania and analysis of the state of environment in Lithuania on the basis of the most new data. Basics of legal aspects of environmental protection and state management system of environmental protection in Lithuania are presented as well. Readings 1. Department of Statistics to the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (2015). Natural resources and environment protection 2014. ISSN 1648-083X, Vilnius. 2. Ministry of Environment (2005). State of Environment 2004. Vilnius. 3. Ministry of Environment (1996). Lithuanian Environmental Strategy. Action Program. Vilnius. 4. University of Latvia (2010). Environment and sustainable development (ed. by M. Klavinš, W. L. Filho and J. Zalonskis). Riga: Academic Press of University of Latvia. 5. State Forest Survey Service (2015). The Lithuanian Statistical Yearbook of Forestry 2014. Kaunas.