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Intl Law of Biodiversity (LAW-681-001)

Meets: 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM (MTWTHF) - Room 314

Enrolled: 2 / Limit: 15


Meets June 18-22, 2012.


This course reviews major principles of international law for the conservation of the wildlife and biological diversity that compose Earth's biosphere. We will discuss international agreements on biological diversity, oceans fisheries, migratory species, and wildlife trade. The course employs a problem-solving perspective that takes account of biology and economics, and reviews policy and management tools for conservation. The course is part of the Environmental Law Summer Session.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Readings will be drawn from Hunter, Salzman & Zaelke, International Environmental Law and Policy (4th ed. 2011) and from supplementary materials. Readings are available on the my.wcl course site.

First Class Readings

Hunter et al, pp. 981-997, 6-9; Supplemental Materials, pp. 1-8, 10-24; Downes, Earth at Rio+20 (see my.wcl course site for readings).


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