Biodiversity and the Law

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William J. Snape
Island Press, 1996 - Law - 259 pages
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Biodiversity and the Law is a timely and provocative volume that combines historical perspective and cutting-edge legal analysis in an authoritative and broad discussion of biodiversity and the law. Leading legal and policy experts consider a variety of options for the worldwide protection of biodiversity and present a succinct but comprehensive overview of the legal mechanisms available. They examine how conservation advocates can better utilize existing law, and consider what new law is needed.Among the topics considered are: scientific and policy foundations of biodiveristy protection domestic efforts to establish an effective endangered species protection regime international biodiversity protection biodiversity as a genuinely public entity the future of biodiversity law Contributors include Mollie Beattie, Don Waller, Jason Patlis, Lindell Marsh, Todd Olson, Peter Jenkins, Suzanne Iudicello, John Pendergrass, Dinah Bear, Walter Kuhlmann, Rodger Schlickeisen, David Downes, and others.
 

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Contents

PART
1
Biodiversity Policy and Ecosystem Management
11
PART II
33
Biodiversity Ecosystems and Endangered Species
43
A New Paradigm
59
Conflict or Opportunity?
67
Using Trade Measures to Protect Biodiversity
93
Harmful Exotics in the United States
105
PART IV
145
Can the Public Trust Doctrine Prevent Extinctions?
157
Rediscovering Old Tools
165
The Promise of NEPA
178
Wildlifes Burden
189
Global Trade Local Economies and
202
Conclusion
217
About the Contributors
243

Protecting Global Marine Biodiversity
120
Biodiversity Conservation and International Instruments
131

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About the author (1996)

William J. Snape III is director of the legal division at Defenders of Wildlife.

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