Lyster's International Wildlife Law - 2nd edition

Michael Bowman, Peter Davies, Catherine Redgwell 
CUP  December 2010  

Hardback  784 pp  ISBN 9780521820295      £90.00

Softcover  784 pp  ISBN 9780521527293      £45.00
  • Extensively updates and expands a seminal work on international wildlife law, focusing upon the international regulation of wildlife management, with attention given to the national and regional implications
  • International legal analysis of the development of international wildlife law and the problems associated with its implementation and enforcement demonstrates how the topic is located within the wider context of public international law
  • Chapters on key treaties follow a common structure, helping readers to compare these instruments through the use of common headings such as objectives, implementation and relationship with other agreements

The development of international wildlife law has been one of the most significant exercises in international law-making during the last fifty years. This second edition of Lyster's International Wildlife Law coincides with both the UN Year of Biological Diversity and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Simon Lyster's first edition. The risk of wildlife depletion and species extinction has become even greater since the 1980s. This new edition provides a clear and authoritative analysis of the key treaties which regulate the conservation of wildlife and habitat protection, and of the mechanisms available to make them work.

The original text has also been significantly expanded to include analysis of the philosophical and welfare considerations underpinning wildlife protection, the cross-cutting themes of wildlife and trade, and the impact of climate change and other anthropogenic interferences with species and habitat. Lyster's International Wildlife Law is an indispensable reference work for scholars, practitioners and policy-makers alike.


Part I. Foundations of International Wildlife Law:

  • The historical evolution of international wildlife law
  • Wildlife and the international legal system
  • The philosophical foundations of international wildlife law
  • Implementation and enforcement of international wildlife law

Part II. Species Regulation:

  • Fish
  • The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
  • Birds

Part III. Regional Wildlife Regulation:

  • The Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere
  • The African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
  • The Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats
  • Polar regions
  • Other regional and sub-regional arrangements

Part IV. Global Wildlife Regulation:

  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • World Heritage Convention
  • The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
  • The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Part V. Biological Diversity: A New Perspective on Wildlife Regulation:

  • The Biodiversity Convention and biosafety protocol
  • Deserts, forests and mountains

Part VI. Cross-Sectoral Issues in Wildlife Regulation:

  • Wildlife and trade
  • Wildlife and welfare
  • Wildlife and pollution

Part VII. Conclusion:

  • Final reflections.
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