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About this book
About this book
Collection of essays charting the controversies and changes within CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Provides case studies on the way CITES has dealt with particular species and notes the growing role of the South in shaping the direction of the treaty. It considers the role of sustainable use, the precautionary principle and unilateralism within CITES and examines future options for the convention.
Part I Background - CITES: The Vision * CITES and the Causes of Extinction * Part II CITES in Practice - When CITES Works and When it Does Not * Precaution at the Heart of CITES? * The Significant Trade Process: Making Unilateral Stricter Domestic Measures * Part III Case Studies - Assessing CITES: Four Case Studies * Conservation of the Nile Crocodile: Has CITES Helped or Hindered? * Are All Species Equal? A Comparative Assessment * Zimbabwe and CITES: Influencing the Intentional Regime * Part IV the Future of CITES - CITES and CBD * Developing CITES: Making the Convention work for All pf the Parties * Decentralization, Tenure and sustainable Use * Global regulation and Communal Management * Part V Endpiece - the Lesson from Mahenye * Index
Jon Hutton is Director of the Africa Resources Trust. Barnabas Dickson is an environmental consultant.
202 pages, no illustrations
'A very interesting case study... This collection will make a substantial contribution to attempts to bring CITES into line with the changing international landscape and evolving conceptions of our relationship with our environment.' Jaye Ellis, Millennium, Book Reviews.