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

Edited By: Michael I Jeffery, Jeremy Firestone and Karen Bubna-Litic

598 pages, 8 tables, figs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Apr 2008 | #173736 | ISBN-13: 9780521885034
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The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Research Studies' third colloquium 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.


Part I. The Context; Part II. Biodiversity; Part III. Conservation Measures (A) Area-Based; Part IV. Uses of Components of Biodiversity; 17. Legal Framework for the Ecological and Biodiversity Needs of Soil; Part V. Processes affecting biodiversity; (A) Global Warming; Part VI. Biosecurity Issues (A) Invasive Alien Species; 25. Prevention and Control of Alien Invasive Species; Part VII. Access and Benefit Sharing (A) The Situation in Antarctica.

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Michael I. Jeffery, QC, is a Professor of Law at Macquarie University and Director of its Centre for Environmental Law, and served as Dean of Law in 1999. He received his LLB degree from the University of Toronto and his LLM degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. A former Chair of the Province of Ontario's Environmental Assessment Board, he was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1978 and headed the environmental law practice of one of Canada's largest law firms in the 1990s. He has served as Deputy Chair of the IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law and has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law since its inception. Jeremy Firestone is an Assistant Professor of Marine Policy and Legal Studies at the University of Delaware. He holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina. Previously, he served as an environmental protection lawyer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Michigan. Professor Firestone's research and teaching interests include ocean governance, wildlife conservation, energy policy, and indigenous rights. Karen Bubna-Litic is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney, and is Assistant Director of the UTS Centre for Corporate Governance. She holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Sydney. Professor Bubna-Litic has been a visiting professor at the Boalt School of Law, University of California, Berkeley; the School of Environmental Negotiation, University of Virginia; and the Program for Research and Documentation for a Sustainable Society at the University of Oslo. She is a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and formerly Director of Research in the Faculty of Law.

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