Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law

Morgera, Elisa and Razzaque, Jona, eds. (2017) Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law. Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law series . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN 9781783474240

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Abstract

The unprecedented degradation of the planet’s vital ecosystems and species, and the consequent damage to the variability of life on Earth, are one of the most pressing issues confronting the international community. The purpose of this volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is to provide a critical assessment of international biodiversity law in the face of the failed attempts to reduce the global trend in irreversible biodiversity loss and the need to increase efforts, including through indirect drivers of change such as institutions, governance and legal frameworks.