whales and elephants in international conservation law and politics a comparative study

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Whales And Elephants In International Conservation Law And Politics

Author : Ed Couzens
ISBN : 9781135119652
Genre : Law
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Whales and elephants are iconic giants of the marine and terrestrial animal world. Both are conspicuous representatives of wildlife conservation. The issues of whaling and the ivory trade are closely linked, both legally and politically, in many ways; some obvious, and some surprising. The treatment of both whales and elephants will be politically and legally contentious for years to come, and is of great significance to conservation in general. This book examines the current state of international environmental law and wildlife conservation through a comparative analysis of the treatment of whales and elephants. In particular, it describes the separate histories of international governance of both whales and elephants, presenting the various treaties through which conservation has been implemented. It is shown that international environmental law is influenced and shaped by important political actors – many with opposing views on how best conservation, and sustainable development, principles are to be implemented. Modern environmental treaties are changing as weaknesses and loopholes are exposed in older, and possibly outdated, treaties such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW). Such weaknesses can be seen in the efforts made by some states to circumvent or weaken CITES and the International Whaling Commission and to resume commercial whaling, and further in the efforts of countries to resume trade in ivory. The argument is made that the Convention on Biological Diversity could be used to begin reconciling opposed views and to focus conservation efforts. The argument is made that effective conservation of species cannot be achieved through individual treaties, but only through a synergistic approach involving multilateral environmental agreements – 'ecosystems of legal instruments'.

Multilateral Environmental Agreements And Compliance

Author : Anna Huggins
ISBN : 9781351974066
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The adoption of administrative procedures in global governance has the potential to foster proper consideration of marginalized actors’ interests, yet risks entrenching the dominance of the well-resourced and powerful. Accordingly, this book proposes a new framework for evaluating the extent to which administrative procedures in the compliance systems of multilateral environmental agreements constrain power and promote regard for the interests of affected states, which are frequently developing and transition countries. This framework is applied to the compliance systems under the Montreal Protocol, the Kyoto Protocol and CITES, which address critical global environmental issues of ozone-layer depletion, climate change and trade in endangered species, respectively. The analysis shows that, under certain conditions, administrative procedures limit the influence of states’ asymmetric power on compliance deliberations. Furthermore, systematic adoption of these procedures increases the opportunities for affected states’ interests to be voiced and considered in compliance decision-making processes.

Perspectives On Environmental Law Scholarship

Author : Ole W. Pedersen
ISBN : 9781108475242
Genre : Law
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Presents the first comprehensive reflection on the nature of environmental law scholarship from the perspectives of leading scholars in the field.

Whaling And International Law

Author : Malgosia Fitzmaurice
ISBN : 9781316462423
Genre : Law
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Whales are regarded as a totemic symbol by some nations and as a natural marine resource by others. This book presents a complex picture of legal problems surrounding the interpretation of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling and the role of its regulatory body, the International Whaling Commission. Contemporary whaling is about the competing interests of whaling nations (which are in the minority), non-whaling nations (which are in the majority) and indigenous peoples. Whales are covered by many international conventions, which has led to a very fragmented legal situation and does not necessarily ensure that whales are protected. This is one of the paradoxes of the contemporary international legal regime which are explored in this book. The book also examines the contentious issue of the right of indigenous peoples to whaling and questions whether indigenous whaling is very different from commercial practices.

International Environmental Law And Policy

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ISBN : 0735526389
Genre : Law
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Revised and updated for its Second Edition, INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY uses cases, materials, problems, and questions to introduce important issues to students with little or no background in either international law or environmental law. This dynamic casebook offers a coherent presentation of a complicated area: the strong author team includes a diverse mix of scholars who are all active in the field offers an introduction to international law and institutions as a foundation for the study of global norms applicable to environmental problems presents International Environmental Law in the 21st century, covering traditional issues such as transfrontier pollution and shared resource allocation and examining newer and emerging issues such as climate change, biological diversity and human rights implications takes an interdisciplinary approach in an analytical framework that can be applied to any international environmental legal problem leads students from fundamental issues to sophisticated applications in four main parts: The Nature of International Environmental Issues, Pollution Control, Natural Resource Management, and Trade and Finance the thorough Teacher¿s Manual contains answers to all the exercises, problems, and questions in the book, as well as sample syllabi and a transition guide The authors use a skillful blend of material to capture and hold student interest: detailed case studies that explore international environmental norms convenient appendices on Researching International Environmental law, International Organizations, and General Steps in Formulating Multilateral Agreements detailed discussions of the relationship between international and domestic implementation of law in-depth coverage of the liability, accountability, and valuation of natural resource damages Changes for the Second Edition update the material and facilitate student understanding: new developments in international environmental law, including compliance with agreements, international health problems, biotechnology, developments in WTO and NAFTA, sustainable economic development, and accountability of international institutions the book is redesigned and condensed to make the materials readily accessible to a broad variety of students, both in the United States and abroad the rewritten introductory chapter now begins with a short history of international environmental law, the nature of international environmental problems, and political and economic contexts several new case studies demonstrate the major problems involved in international environmental law and highlight the many interests surrounding treaty negotiations readings throughout the book are revised and condensed, with editors¿ notes relating them to the case studies cases and materials are judiciously edited to conserve length while maintaining readability

Elephants And Whales

Author : Milton M. R. Freeman
ISBN : 2884490108
Genre : Nature
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One of the main purposes of this book is to make explicit the nature of different stakeholders' conservation perceptions and strategies in respect to these culturally important biological resources. This examination will hopefully inform ongoing discussion of such important issues as sustainable and equitable wildlife and fisheries management plans, bioregionalism, and the maintenance of biodiversity. This book examines issues surrounding the management and conservation of a particular category of animal, namely the "mediagenic megafauna," or the largest of the land and sea mammals. The value accorded to different biotic resources varies significantly depending upon the interests and goals of the parties undertaking the valuation, and these different perceptions often come to influence management of these species. Discussion and programs directed toward "saving" elephants and whales are particularly instructive in this regard, as these species appeal to diverse groups for markedly different r

Recht Und Politik In Thiopien

Author : Heinrich Scholler
ISBN : 9783825877897
Genre : Ethiopia
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Studies In History Economics And Public Law

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ISBN : WISC:89058271792
Genre : Social sciences
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Scientific Research In Antarctica

Author : Royal Society (Great Britain)
ISBN : UCSD:31822029888955
Genre : Antarctic regions
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First published in Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, series B, vol. 279(no. 963), p.1-288. 21 papers, one or two of which are review papers, describing the latest studies in the Antarctic in the life, earth and atmospheric sciences

Annuaire Des Organisations Internationales

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00966481S
Genre : International agencies
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Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).

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