Biodiversity Conservation, Law & Livelihoods: Bridging the North-South Divide

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-01
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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This book presents a global perspective on biodiversity conservation and the maintenance of sustainable cultures. Contributions have been collected from scholars in every region of the world, and addresses issues from the international, regional, country-specific perspectives. Themes covered include the history and major government structures in this area; prerequisites to biodiversity conservation; biosecurity; and access to and sharing of benefits from components of biodiversity and their economic value.

Table of Contents

Message from Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
'Macquarie Statement' (adopted by consensus at 3rd IUCN Academy Colloquium)
The Context
Environmental law forty years later: looking back and looking ahead
Biodiversity and international law: historical perspectives and present challenges - where do we come from, where are we going?
Some observations on the IUCN, the Earth Charter, and global governance
The changing role of law in the pursuit of sustainability
Biodiversity: Its Conservation
Needs, Problems, Pre-Requisites
Biodiversity conservation in the context of sustainable human development: a call to action
Legal and paralegal rules for biodiversity conservation: a sequence of conceptual, linguistic and legal problems
Future directions in conservation of biological diversity: an interdisciplinary approach;
Implementation of the CBD
Experience, mistakes and challenges: an overview about the implementation of the convention on biological diversity in Brazil;
National and Regional Legal and Institutional Tools and Regimes
EC law and biodiversity
Regionalising community-based biodiversity conservation: institutional antinomy in Pacific Island environmental governance?
Conservation Measures
The recent NSW experience, from regional forest agreements to Brigalow and the introduction of the Community Conservation Area
Local people's perceptions and attitudes towards Nech-Sar National Park, Ethiopia
Japanese MPA's at a turning point: nomination of Shiretoko for World Heritage status;
10 years of threatened species legislation in NSW- what are the lessons?
Sanctuaries, protected species and politics: how effective is Australia at protecting its marine biodiversity under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999?
Legal stewardship of mountain regions: the emerging eco-regime
Uses of Components of Biodiversity
Legal framework for the ecological and biodiversity needs of soil: progress towards an international instrument for the sustainable use of soil
The Ghanaian forestry regime: bridging the gap between the north and south
Bridging the dominant-indigenous peoples cultural divide: reflections on Makah whaling
Processes Affecting Biodiversity:
Global Warming
Do biodiversity and climate change laws mix?
Emissions trading: a fantasy for China to combat global warming? From a political standpoint
Land Management
A brief historical comparison of the public land disposal policies in Brazil and in the United States
Protecting ecological functions - ecological function zoning and its conservation zones in the PRC
The successful eco-grass project and the policy and legal issues met and solved
Biosecurity Issues
Invasive Alien Species
Prevention and control of alien invasive species: China's implementation of CBD
Who is to blame? Liability and redress schemes related to GMOs
The reality and effect of 'advance informed agreement' under the Cartagena Protocol
Access and Benefit Sharing
The Situation in Antarctica
Access, obligations and benefits: regulating bioprospecting in the Antarctic
Indigenous Intellectual and Cultural Property Rights
Biotechnological innovations, genetic resources and traditional knowledge: current developments at the World Intellectual Property Organisation
Sharing all the benefit: the challenge of legal recognition of indigenous intellectual and cultural property rights in the Fiji Islands
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