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Biodiversity Conservation, Law and Livelihoods: Bridging the North-South Divide


  • Page extent: 612 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 1.25 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 346.04/695
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: K3488 .B566 2008
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Biodiversity conservation--Law and legislation
    • North and south

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521885034)

The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Research Studies' third colloquium of 2005 brought together more than 130 experts from 27 nations on nearly every continent. This book brings together a number of the papers presented there and offers a global perspective on biodiversity conservation and the maintenance of sustainable cultures. It addresses issues from international, regional, and country-specific perspectives. The book is organized thematically to present a broad spectrum of issues, including the history and major governance structures in this area; the needs, problems, and prerequisites for biodiversity; area-based, species-based, and ecosystem-based conservation measures; the use of components of biodiversity and the processes affecting it; biosecurity; and access to and sharing of benefits from components of biodiversity and their economic value.

• Global perspective - contributions from all regions of the world • Examines the interplay between biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods and cultures • Scholarly papers illustrate and help explain companion volume of biodiversity and indigenous laws


Acknowledgments; Message from Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations; 'Macquarie Statement' (adopted by consensus at 3rd IUCN Academy Colloquium); Introduction; Part I. The Context: 1. Environmental law forty years later: looking back and looking ahead; 2. Biodiversity and international law: historical perspectives and present challenges - where do we come from, where are we going?; 3. Some observations on the IUCN, the Earth Charter, and global governance; 4. The changing role of law in the pursuit of sustainability; Part II. Biodiversity: Its Conservation (A) Needs, Problems, Pre-Requisites: 5. Biodiversity conservation in the context of sustainable human development: a call to action; 6. Legal and paralegal rules for biodiversity conservation: a sequence of conceptual, linguistic and legal problems; 7. Future directions in conservation of biological diversity: an interdisciplinary approach; (B) Implementation of the CBD: 8. Experience, mistakes and challenges: an overview about the implementation of the convention on biological diversity in Brazil; (C) National and Regional Legal and Institutional Tools and Regimes: 9. EC law and biodiversity; 10. Regionalising community-based biodiversity conservation: institutional antinomy in Pacific Island environmental governance?; Part III. Conservation Measures (A) Area-Based: 11. The recent NSW experience, from regional forest agreements to Brigalow and the introduction of the Community Conservation Area; 12. Local people's perceptions and attitudes towards Nech-Sar National Park, Ethiopia; 13. Japanese MPA's at a turning point: nomination of Shiretoko for World Heritage status; (B) Species-Based: 14. 10 years of threatened species legislation in NSW- what are the lessons?; 15. Sanctuaries, protected species and politics: how effective is Australia at protecting its marine biodiversity under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999?; 16. Legal stewardship of mountain regions: the emerging eco-regime; Part IV. Uses of Components of Biodiversity: 17. Legal framework for the ecological and biodiversity needs of soil: progress towards an international instrument for the sustainable use of soil; 18. The Ghanaian forestry regime: bridging the gap between the north and south; 19. Bridging the dominant-indigenous peoples cultural divide: reflections on Makah whaling; Part V. Processes Affecting Biodiversity: (A) Global Warming: 20. Do biodiversity and climate change laws mix?; 21. Emissions trading: a fantasy for China to combat global warming? From a political standpoint; (B) Land Management: 22. A brief historical comparison of the public land disposal policies in Brazil and in the United States; 23. Protecting ecological functions - ecological function zoning and its conservation zones in the PRC; 24. The successful eco-grass project and the policy and legal issues met and solved; Part VI. Biosecurity Issues (A) Invasive Alien Species: 25. Prevention and control of alien invasive species: China's implementation of CBD (B) GMOs: 26. Who is to blame? Liability and redress schemes related to GMOs; 27. The reality and effect of 'advance informed agreement' under the Cartagena Protocol; Part VII. Access and Benefit Sharing: (A) The Situation in Antarctica: 28. Access, obligations and benefits: regulating bioprospecting in the Antarctic; (B) Indigenous Intellectual and Cultural Property Rights: 29. Biotechnological innovations, genetic resources and traditional knowledge: current developments at the World Intellectual Property Organisation; 30. Sharing all the benefit: the challenge of legal recognition of indigenous intellectual and cultural property rights in the Fiji Islands.


Michael I. Jeffery QC, Jeremy Firestone, Karen Bubna-Litic, Joseph L. Sax, James H. House, Hiram H. Hurd, Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin, Brendan Mackey, Paul Martin, Michael I. Jeffery, Douglas Edgar Fisher, Abdul Haseeb Ansari, Jose Rubens, Morato-Leite, Heline Sivini Ferreira, Patryck de Araujo Ayala,Nicholas de Sadeleer, Justin Rose, Robert Debus, Desalegn Wana, Yasuhiko Kagami, Karen Bubna-Litic, Ilona Miller, Jessica Simpson, Nicholas A. Robinson, Ian Hannam, G. A. Sarpong, Jeremy Firestone, Jonathan Lilley, David R. Hodas, Bo (Kevin) Miao, Arlindo Daibert, Du Qun, Na Li, Liu Yanchum, Zhang Hui, Loretta Feris, Rosemary Lyster, Alan D. Hemmings, Michelle Rogan-Finnemore, Burton Ong, Pio E Manoa, Isoa Korovulavula

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