Category Archives: Wild Law

Floods, habitats and people: wild law in action? (D. Hart)

Author

David Hart

Keywords

Energy, Barrages, EU law, Environmental impact, Environmental law, Jurisprudence, Sea defences, Tidal power

Abstract

Explores the viability of the concept of “wild law”, law that takes the interests of the environment as its starting point, for inclusion in the matters to be considered when assessing the impact of traditional anthropocentric laws or policies. Illustrates the use of wild law in practice with reference to the application of Directive 92/43 art.6 to the managed realignment of land subject to “coastal squeeze” and proposals to use the tidal power of the River Severn to generate electricity.

Citation

(2011) 23(1) Environmental Law & Management 3-6

Paper

Floods, habitats and people: wild law in action?

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Lex pernis apivorus: an experiment of environmental law methodology (J. Ebbeson)

Author

Jonas Ebbesson

Keywords

Environment, Animals, Birds, Conservation, EC law, Habitats, International environmental law

Abstract

Analyses the effectiveness of nature conservation law by tracking the migration of the honey buzzard from its breeding ground in Sweden, across continental Europe through to its winter in Africa. Identifies national, regional and international environmental legislation applicable to its protection at various stages in this journey. Compares their effectiveness, looking at institutional structures and compliance control as well as the text of the obligations. Stresses that the protection of the honey buzzard’s habitats are more significant for the species’ welfare than a prohibition on hunting and that emphasis on sustainable forestry and protection of the entire forest environment is what is required.

Citation

(2003) 15(2) Journal of Environmental Law 153-174

Paper

Lex pernis apivorus: an experiment of environmental law methodology

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Conservation clash and the case for exemptions: how eagle protection conflicts with Hopi cultural preservation (S. Fenstemaker)

Author

Sarah Fenstemaker

Keywords

Arts and culture, Environment, Birds, Environmental protection, Hunting, Indigenous peoples, Religions, Traditional knowledge

Abstract

Discusses the impact of US Fish and Wildlife Service proposals to end the granting of religious exemptions to the ban on the hunting of certain migratory birds on the Hopi tribe, which uses golden eagles and their feathers in a religious ceremony considered vital to the tribe’s cultural identity.

Citation

(2007) 14(3) International Journal of Cultural Property 315-328

Paper

Conservation clash and the case for exemptions: how eagle protection conflicts with Hopi cultural preservation

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Wildlife reforms in Scotland (C.T. Reid)

Author

Colin T. Reid

Keywords

Animals, Agriculture, Environment, Badgers, Deer, Game, Heather and grass burning, Non-native species, Scotland, Sites of special scientific interest, Wildlife

Abstract

Reflects on the main reforms proposed by the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill 2010, including those concerning the game laws, snaring, non-native species, deer, badgers, sites of special scientific interest and muirburn.

Citation

(2010) 12(4) Environmental Law Review 256-265

Legislative Comment

Wildlife reforms in Scotland

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Wild law spreads like wildfire: Australia’s first conference on wild law (L. Rivers)

Author

Liz Rivers

Keywords

Environment, Australia, Conferences, Environmental law, Environmental protection, Wildlife

Abstract

Reports on Australia’s first conference on wild law held in October, 2009, listing the range of topics discussed including rights for nature, Aboriginal perspectives on Earth Jurisprudence and alternative dispute resolution. Details the views of participants after the conference and outlines plans to set up an annual conference.

Citation

(2010) 55 Environmental Law 30-31

Paper

Wild law spreads like wildfire: Australia’s first conference on wild law

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