Biological diversity conservation and the law : legal mechanisms for conserving species and ecosystems

Covers the full spectrum of legal mechanisms available for conserving biodiversity. Part 1 discusses the scope of state powers to conserve wild species and habitats, legal mechanisms for controlling taking, procedures for listing species in need of conservation measures, mechanisms for controlling trade and the challenges of enforcement. Part 2 covers area-based conservation at local and national level, as well as in transfrontier protected areas and areas beyond national jurisdiction. It discusses public ownership, voluntary agreements, and regulatory measures and looks at a number of innovative instruments, planning controls, incentives and disincentives.