Environment, Animals, Birds, Conservation, EC law, Habitats, International environmental law
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.
(2003) 15(2) Journal of Environmental Law 153-174