The Valuable Role that Private Environmental Governance Might Play in Managing Global Fisheries Resources, in Protecting Forest and Marine Biodiversity: The Role of Law

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The Valuable Role that Private Environmental Governance Might Play in Managing Global Fisheries Resources, in Protecting Forest and Marine Biodiversity: The Role of Law

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This timely book considers appropriate legal practices to use to promote conservation, protection and sustainable use of biological diversity in forest and marine areas. The breadth of issues explored across these two themes is immense, and the book identifies both key differences, and striking commonalities between them.

Law-makers, managers and users often have little understanding of either the complexity or the true value of biological diversity and of what is needed to preserve forest and marine ecosystems, and to keep inter-relationships between species within them healthy. Regulators face significant and practical challenges, requiring the adoption of legal frameworks in the context of scientific uncertainty. This book provides critical and comparative reflections on the role of law in both of these biodiversity contexts. Key issues not previously addressed through the law are considered – for example, the lack of international governance of peat; and the moral problem of labeling certain species as ‘alien’ or ‘invasive’. Learned contributors draw valuable lessons for those seeking to protect biodiversity and understand its governance, from analysis of experiences gained forging international and national legal frameworks.

With a blend of local and global perspectives, across a wide range of countries and policies, the book will appeal to academics and students in law, international, regional and domestic policymakers, lawmakers, NGOs and conservation agencies.

ISBN

9781786439482

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

City

Cheltenham, UK

Disciplines

Environmental Law

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Editors: Ed Couzens, Alexander Paterson, Sophie Riley & Yanti Fristikawati

The Valuable Role that Private Environmental Governance Might Play in Managing Global Fisheries Resources, in Protecting Forest and Marine Biodiversity: The Role of Law

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