wildlife law Articles

  • Wildlife Reforms in Scotland

    Keywords: Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill, Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004, Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Scottish Natural Heritage, game, close seasons, snares, non-native species, deer, rights of occupiers and landowners, register of competence to shoot deer, Codes of Practice, SSSIs, restoration notices, Areas of Special Protection, licences, badgers, muirburn, ...


  • Wildlife In Trust: A Hundred Years Of Nature Conservation

    Keywords: Wildlife Trusts, nature conservation, Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves, Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts The Wildlife Trusts, collectively, are one of the biggest voluntary players in the wildlife conservation movement in the UK. Wildlife Trusts cover the whole of the UK; membership is 800,000 and growing. The Wildlife Trusts celebrate the centenary of the movement ...


  • Contents: Environmental Law Review - Volume 14 Issue 3 2012

    Contents 177 Opinion Blue Flags – Are the UK’s Beaches Flagging? Lynda M Warren Articles 185 - Mainstreaming Enforcement for the Victims of Environmental Pollution: Towards Effective Allocation of Legislative Competence under a Federal Constitution - Engobo ...


  • Contents: Environmental Law Review - Volume 12 Issue 4 2010

    Contents 245 Opinion The Convention on Biological Diversity: will the decisions made at COP10 in Nagoya make it easier to conserve biodiversity? - Lynda M. Warren Articles 256 Wildlife Reforms in Scotland - Colin T. Reid 266 Building to improve energy ...


  • Article: A New Deal For Commons? Common Resource Management and the Commons Act 2006

    ABSTRACT: Common land has considerable environmental significance, and a potentially key role in the delivery of the UK government’s overall strategy for improving the environmental quality of wildlife habitats in England and Wales. Common land has a unique legal status. Establishing schemes for the conservation management of sensitive habitats and landscapes on common land is complicated by ...


  • Legislation Note: The Natural Environment and Communities Act 2006

    The most significant element of this Act for environmental lawyers is perhaps the establishment of Natural England, which replaces English Nature and parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. It also tightens up conservation law by making a series of amendments to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (‘the 1981 Act’) and other wildlife legislation. In particular, it ...


  • Remote island dependant on R.O. desal units

    On June 15, 2006, President Bush has signed into law, as a National Monument, 1200 miles of islands now formerly known as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, making it the largest marine conservation area on Earth. For years, Lifestream Watersystems Inc.’s involvement with the area has been through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hawaii and the hearty group of ...

  • New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Many countries in Africa are rich with trees, wildlife, minerals, and other natural resources. But as new WRI research and an interactive map show, few national laws provide communities with strong, secure rights to the resources on their land. WRI conducted a systematic review of the national framework laws for five natural ...

  • Protecting vernal pools: a model from Massachusetts, USA

    Abstract  Ephemeral ponded wetlands, often referred to as vernal pools in the wetland’s lexicon of the northeastern United States, are in need of protection from outright loss, catastrophic alteration, and disruption of natural processes in the surrounding landscape, because of their great importance to a characteristic wildlife fauna. The state of Massachusetts, USA provides a useful model ...


  • Developing a National Tiger Action Plan for the Union of Myanmar

    Abstract  A century ago, tigers were considered pests in Myanmar. Hunters claimed thousands, yet populations persisted. In the past century, because of habitat loss and prey depletion, coupled with the recent demand for traditional medicines, tiger populations have been reduced to a few hundred individuals. As a first step toward long-term planning for tigers, and to guide efforts to ...


  • Environmental management of coastal regions in the Caspian Sea

    Considering rapid population growth and migration, higher accumulation of communities is noticed in coastal areas. This is especially true with the coastal areas of the Caspian Sea. In the present investigation coastal areas between Jouybar to Behshahr region is selected for their special geographical and ecological locations. Further, adverse impacts of human, agriculture and industrial ...

  • Legislation Introduced In Senate To Phase Out RFS

    On March 18, 2015, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced S. 791, "The American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015." Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) introduced companion legislation, H.R. 1487. The legislation would phase out the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), approve the Keystone XL ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Previous elephant killing spots offer clues to stem future deaths

    This morning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held an “ivory crush” event in Times Square in New York City, highlighting the huge problem that is elephant poaching and wildlife crime more generally. In addition to raising awareness of the problem, the point of pulverizing 1 ton of seized elephant tusks is to diminish demand and disrupt the ...


    By Ensia

  • Bird Control in New Construction Sites

    When excavating a construction site you’re bound to come across numerous obstacles. While each one has its own level of difficulty to overcome, arguably the hardest to conquer is relocating wildlife from the site. Today we’re featuring a guest article from Emily Matlovich, writer for CADdetails’ blog  ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • What Pest Birds are Protected?

    Pest birds can become a costly nuisance to property owners. Some people have resorted to lethal means to eliminate their bird problem, but they don’t realize that doing so could be a violation of state and/or federal law. Many migratory birds are protected from harm by these laws and heavy fines have been levied against violators. Currently, there are only three birds that are not federally ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Welcome to the wild world of rhino conservation

    From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors enlist new — and often problematic — strategies to save endangered species. In 1909, after completing his second term as U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt led an ambitious expedition across east Africa to shoot specimens for America’s most famous ...


    By Ensia

  • Suburban sprawl doesn’t have to be ecologically devastating

    As development gobbles up open space, conservationists take a fresh look at subdivisions with biodiversity in mind. Fort Collins, Colo., is a growing, vibrant college town with a typical American problem: Beyond its idyllic historic city center, cookie-cutter subdivisions are eating away at farm fields, ranches and forests. According to the ...


    By Ensia

  • Legislation: New Approaches to Nature Conservation in the UK

    Keywords: nature conservation, protected areas, ecosystems approach, ecosystem services, species protection, marine conservation zones, Natural Environment Framework, 2010 Biodiversity Targets, EU Biodiversity Strategy, Law Commission Despite the enactment of several pieces of legislation on nature conservation over the last 30 years,1 the basic components of nature conservation law have ...


  • Why land rights should be on the Rio+20 agenda

    As government leaders prepare for next month’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil, one issue is conspicuously absent from the agenda: land rights. Strong property rights—the rights for people to access, control, transfer, and exclude others from land and natural resources—create incentives to invest ...

  • Case Note: Bats, Badgers, Beeching and Busways - A Disturbing Combination

    INTRODUCTION In both European and English law, provision for nature conservation is broadly divided into measures for the protection of species and measures for the protection of habitats. This case concerns the application of the species protection provisions of the EC Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC ('the Directive') as transposed in the Conservation Regulations. This is the first case in ...


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