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Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law

Edited by: Charles R. McManis , Burton Ong

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138693302
eBook ISBN: 9781315530857
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This volume provides a reference textbook and comprehensive compilation of multifaceted perspectives on the legal issues arising from the conservation and exploitation of non-human biological resources. Contributors include leading academics, policy-makers and practitioners reviewing a range of socio-legal issues concerning the relationships between humankind and the natural world.

The Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law includes chapters on fundamental and cutting-edge issues, including discussion of major legal instruments such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol.

The book is divided into six distinct parts based around the major objectives which have emerged from legal frameworks concerned with protecting biodiversity. Following introductory chapters, Part II examines issues relating to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, with Part III focusing on access and benefit-sharing. Part IV discusses legal issues associated with the protection of traditional knowledge, cultural heritage and indigenous human rights. Parts V and VI focus on a selection of intellectual property issues connected to the commercial exploitation of biological resources, and analyse ethical issues, including viewpoints from economic, ethnobotanical, pharmaceutical and other scientific industry perspectives.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Biodiversity and the law Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Biodiversity and the Law in brief Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Biodiversity in international environmental law through the UN Sustainable Development Goals Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Biodiversity, protected areas and the law Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The international legal framework for the protection and sustainable use of marine biological diversity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Biosecurity, invasive species and the law Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Biotechnology, biodiversity, and the environment Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Legal responses in the United States to biodiversity loss and climate change Download PDF
Chapter  9:  China’s biodiversity law Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Access to and benefit-sharing of marine genetic resources beyond national jurisdiction Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The impact of natural products discovery programs on our knowledge of the flora of Madagascar Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Regulatory measures on access and benefit-sharing for biological and genetic resources Download PDF
Chapter  14:  One step forward, two steps back? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  De-materializing genetic RESOURCES Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Traditional knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Bioprospecting and traditional knowledge in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  If we have never been modern, they have never been traditional Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Where custom is the law Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Biodiversity, intangible cultural heritage and intellectual property Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Intellectual property, biodiversity and food security Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sisyphus redivivus? The work of WIPO on genetic resources and traditional knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Naturalizing morality Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Making legal use of the valuation of nature Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Bounded openness as the modality for the global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism of the Nagoya Protocol Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The IPBES, biodiversity and the law Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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