Series: IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Papers Volume: 29
292 pages, no illustrations
The Convention on Biological Diversity signed at Rio in 1992 was a landmark in conservation agreements. This important reference provides a single volume covering the full spectrum of legal mechanisms available for conserving biodiversity, at both species- and area-based levels.
Contents: Introduction: The Development of International Conservation Law. Part One - Species-Based Conservation and the Law; the International Law of Species; Scope of State Powers to Conserve Wild Species; the Listing Process; Taking; Trade; Enforcement; Integrated Species Protection. Part Two - International Law of Protected Areas; Basic Legal Instruments; Conventional Types of Protected Areas; Innovative Site-Specific Instruments; Non-Site-Specific Regulatory Instruments; Protected Landscapes and Nature Parks; Planning Control Instruments; Voluntary Conservation; Conservation of Marine & Coastal Areas. General Conclusion.
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