Edited by Michael Bowman, Peter Davies and Edward Goodwin, University of Nottingham, UK
This wide-ranging Handbook presents a range of perspectives from leading international experts reflecting up-to-date research thinking on the subject of biodiversity law, the crucial importance of which to human welfare is only now being fully appreciated. Through a rigorous examination of the principles, procedures and practices that characterise this area of law, this timely volume effectively highlights its objectives, implementation, achievements, and prospects. Presenting thematic rather than regime-based coverage, the editors demonstrate the state-of-the-art of current research and identify future research needs and directions.
The crucial importance of biodiversity law to future human welfare is only now being fully appreciated. This wide-ranging Handbook presents a range of perspectives from leading international experts reflecting up-to-date research thinking on the vital subject of biodiversity and its interaction with law.
Through a rigorous examination of the principles, procedures and practices that characterise this area of law, this timely volume effectively highlights its objectives, implementation, achievements, and prospects. More specifically, the work addresses the regulatory challenges posed by the principal contemporary threats to biological diversity, the applicable general principles of international environmental law and the visions, values and voices that are shaping the development of the law. Presenting thematic rather than regime-based coverage, the editors demonstrate the state-of-the-art of current research and identify future research needs and directions.
This comprehensive and authoritative Handbook will be an indispensable resource for legal scholars, students and practitioners alike.
‘This is a remarkable book. It comprises the best scholars in the field covering all of the essential elements needed to understand and respond to the foremost conservation challenges of the 21st century. It is contemporary, insightful and challenging. In my opinion, this work is essential for any scholar, practitioner or student who works in this area.’
– Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Contributors: K. Bastmeijer, M. Bowman, R. Caddell, E. Cloatre, P. Davies, M. Fitzmaurice, M. Fosci, D. French, E.J. Goodwin, K. Hulme, E.A. Kirk, V. Koester, N. Mohammed, R. Rayfuse, K.N. Scott, A. Trouwborst, T. West
PART I VISIONS, VALUES AND VOICES
1. Law, Legal Scholarship and the Conservation of Biological Diversity: 2020 Vision and Beyond
2. In Whose Interest? Instrumental and Intrinsic Value in Biodiversity Law
Mattia Fosci and Tom West
3. Participatory Resource Management: A Caribbean Case Study
4. The Role of Non-State Actors in Treaty Regimes for the Protection of Marine Biodiversity
Elizabeth A. Kirk
PART II SIGNIFICANT THREATS TO BIODIVERSITY
5. Climate Change, Marine Biodiversity and International Law
6. Broad Spectrum Efforts to Enhance the Conservation of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems
Edward J. Goodwin
7. Alien Invasive Species – is the EU’s Strategy Fit for Purpose?
8. Countering Fragmentation of Habitats under International Wildlife Regimes
9. Armed Conflict and Biodiversity
PART III GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
10. The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Concept of Sustainable Development: The Extent and Manner of the Convention’s Application of Components of the Concept
11. Whaling and Inter- and Intra-Generational Equity
12. Common Concern, Common Heritage and other Global(-ising) Concepts: Rhetorical Devices, Legal Principles or a Fundamental Challenge?
PART IV REGULATORY CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES
13. Biodiversity, Knowledge and the Making of Rights: Reviewing the Debates on Bioprospecting and Ownership
14. Ecological Restoration in International Biodiversity Law: A Promising Strategy to Address Our Failure to Prevent?
15. Non-Compliance Procedures and the Implementation of Commitments under Wildlife Treaties
Karen N. Scott
16. ‘Only Connect’? Regime Interaction and Global Biodiversity Conservation