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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: 29 May 2020

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.

1Within 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 solely...
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