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The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems

By: Paul A Rees(Author)
491 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems
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There is currently no basic text in wildlife law suitable for the wide range of courses in wildlife conservation and animal welfare at both bachelors and masters level, or for the large number of people who work in conservation and animal welfare; The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems fills the gap in this significant market for a basic law text applicable to students and professionals whose primary training is in biology but who require a basic understanding of the laws relating to the protection of animals and ecosystems. The text is applicable to a wide range of subjects, including wildlife conservation, animal handling, animal welfare, animal husbandry, and veterinary science.

This foundational text supports those studying animal and ecosystem law by providing an overview of the basic legal principles, national and international laws, terminology, the legal mechanisms used to protect animals and ecosystems, and a compendium of the major animal welfare and conservation laws in major English speaking countries. Dr. Rees has been teaching wildlife law for 20 years and ecology for over 35 years and is ideally placed to write The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems.


About the author 8
What is this book for? 9
Acknowledgements 10
Explanatory notes 11
The meaning of some terms used in the law 12
A note on sex 13
Abbreviations and Acronyms 13
Glossary 13

Introduction 14

PART I – Legal principles and concepts 15
Chapter 1 Legal systems; national, European and international 15
Chapter 2. Legal principles 46
Chapter 3 Beliefs, ethics and history 58
Chapter 4 Ownership of, and responsibility for, animals and access to wild places 68
Chapter 5 Definitions of different categories of living things 78

PART II Mechanisms and enforcement 98
Chapter 6  Legal mechanisms I: the protection of wild animals and plants 98
Chapter 7 Legal mechanisms II: the protection of habitats and ecosystems 145
Chapter 8 Legal mechanisms III: restoration, trade and conflicts 186
Chapter 9 Legal mechanisms IV: planning, knowledge, funding and enforcement 222
Chapter 10 Animal welfare and the law 234
Chapter 11 Crime detection and law enforcement 287

Part III – Major national, European and international laws which protect animals, plants and ecosystems 316
Chapter 12 National laws 316
Chapter 13 European laws 328
Chapter 14 International laws 334

Appendix I 338
Appendix II. A chronology of major legislation affecting animals and nature conservation in the UK 342
Appendix III. A chronology of major legislation affecting animal and nature conservation law in the United States of America 346

References 347
Table of laws and cases 355
Legislation 355
National laws 355
European law 365
International laws 367
Case law 369
Resolutions and notifications 370
Index 376

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Paul A Rees is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Salford, UK. His teaching and research interests include the behaviour and welfare of animals in zoos (especially elephants), particularly the importance of policy and legislation in influencing the pivotal role of zoos in the conservation of biodiversity and the welfare of animals living in zoos. He is the author of Urban Environments and Wildlife Law: A Manual for Sustainable Development (2002), An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management (2011), A Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013) and Studying Captive Animals (2015).

By: Paul A Rees(Author)
491 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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