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Lyster's International Wildlife Law

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521527293

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  • The development of international wildlife law has been one of the most significant exercises in international law-making during the last fifty years. This second edition of Lyster's International Wildlife Law coincides with both the UN Year of Biological Diversity and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Simon Lyster's first edition. The risk of wildlife depletion and species extinction has become even greater since the 1980s. This new edition provides a clear and authoritative analysis of the key treaties which regulate the conservation of wildlife and habitat protection, and of the mechanisms available to make them work. The original text has also been significantly expanded to include analysis of the philosophical and welfare considerations underpinning wildlife protection, the cross-cutting themes of wildlife and trade, and the impact of climate change and other anthropogenic interferences with species and habitat. Lyster's International Wildlife Law is an indispensable reference work for scholars, practitioners and policy-makers alike.

    • Extensively updates and expands a seminal work on international wildlife law, focusing upon the international regulation of wildlife management, with attention given to the national and regional implications
    • International legal analysis of the development of international wildlife law and the problems associated with its implementation and enforcement demonstrates how the topic is located within the wider context of public international law
    • Chapters on key treaties follow a common structure, helping readers to compare these instruments through the use of common headings such as objectives, implementation and relationship with other agreements
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    'The book closes on a cliff-hanger moment just before the events of the Tenth COP to the CBD, at which it was revealed - to nobody's surprise - that the international community had roundly failed to meet its 2010 commitments in halting global biodiversity loss. The reasons behind this collective failure are admirably covered in this excellent and highly recommended text, which shares the cautious optimism of the original in the potential of multilateral action to effect a genuine improvement in the conservation status of biodiversity … With this second edition, symbolically coinciding with a crucial year for international biodiversity law, the authors have produced a worthy successor to Lyster's celebrated original work.' Richard Caddell, Journal of Environmental Law

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521527293
    • length: 784 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 154 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Foundations of International Wildlife Law:
    1. The historical evolution of international wildlife law
    2. Wildlife and the international legal system
    3. The philosophical foundations of international wildlife law
    4. Implementation and enforcement of international wildlife law
    Part II. Species Regulation:
    5. Fish
    6. The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
    7. Birds
    Part III. Regional Wildlife Regulation:
    8. The Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere
    9. The African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
    10. The Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats
    11. Polar regions
    12. Other regional and sub-regional arrangements
    Part IV. Global Wildlife Regulation:
    13. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
    14. World Heritage Convention
    15. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
    16. The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
    Part V. Biological Diversity: A New Perspective on Wildlife Regulation:
    17. The Biodiversity Convention and biosafety protocol
    18. Deserts, forests and mountains
    Part VI. Cross-Sectoral Issues in Wildlife Regulation:
    19. Wildlife and trade
    20. Wildlife and welfare
    21. Wildlife and pollution
    Part VII. Conclusion:
    22. Final reflections.

  • Authors

    Michael Bowman, University of Nottingham
    Michael Bowman is Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of Nottingham, where his principal teaching and research interests lie in public international law, particularly international environmental and treaty law.

    Peter Davies, University of Nottingham
    Peter Davies is Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of Nottingham, where his main teaching and research interests lie in international environmental law and European Union environmental law.

    Catherine Redgwell, University College London
    Catherine Redgwell is Professor of International Law at University College London, where her main teaching and research interests lie in international environmental and energy law.

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