"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Rev. ed. of: International wildlife law / by Simon Lyster. 1985.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The historical evolution of international wildlife law Wildlife and the international legal system The philosophical foundations of international wildlife law Implementation and enforcement of international wildlife law Fish Cetaceans Birds The Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere The African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources The Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats Polar regions Other regional and subregional arrangements The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands World Heritage Convention The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species The Biodiversity Convention and biosafety protocol Deserts, forests and mountains Wildlife and trade Wildlife and welfare Wildlife and pollution Final reflections.