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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Endangered Species, International Protection

Peter H Sand

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 May 2019

Subject(s):
Countermeasures — Sustainable development — Economic sanctions — Developing countries — Natural resources — Endangered species — Environmental disputes — Pollution

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Within the general context of international environmental law, designated natural fauna and flora resources are internationally protected against the risks of over-exploitation and extinction ( Conservation of Natural Resources ; Environment, International Protection ). However, unlike classical area-specific nature protection regimes ( Nature, International Protection ; World Natural Heritage ), species-specific protection is typically ‘a-territorial’; ie, individual specimens and living populations of animals or plants are subject to the international regime...
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