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Intl Law of Biodiversity (LAW-681-001)
Meets 6/9-6/13, 6:30-9PM, Room 527
Reviews the major principles of international law for the conservation of biological diversity and wildlife. We will discuss international agreements on subjects such as biological diversity, oceans fisheries, migratory species, and wildlife trade, with a problem-solving perspective that takes account of scientific, economic and cultural factors, and the range of policy and management tools that can promote conservation.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Readings are drawn from Hunter, Salzman & Zaelke, International Environmental Law and Policy (4th ed. 2011) and other materials assembled by the professor. Readings are available in electronic form on the my.wcl course site
First Class Readings
Before the first class, please read the following: Hunter et al., Chapter 15, Section I.A-E (not including final questions & discussion), i.e. pp. 980-997 (biodiversity); and Chapter 1, Section I.C, i.e. pp. 6-9 (loss of biodiversity). Supplemental Course Materials: pp. 1-8, 10-19 ("What is Biodiversity?", Wilson, Smil, Nee).
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