Conservation, EU law, Endangered species, Habitats, Western Europe, Wildlife
Examines the legal questions posed by the return of lynx, wolves and brown bears to Western Europe regarding their conservation and the challenges they pose to livestock, hunting and public safety. Assesses the legal framework governing large carnivore conservation, notably the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats 1979 (Bern Convention) and Directive 92/43 (Habitats Directive) and considers at what level should a favourable conservation status be considered. Addresses legal issues regarding prohibitions and derogations and details active conservation measures, including transboundary management plans.
(2010) 22(3) Journal of Environmental Law 347-372