Academy Publications

protecting forest and marine biodiversityEdited by Ed Couzens, Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Law School, Australia, Alexander Paterson, Professor, Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Sophie Riley, Senior lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia and Yanti Fristikawati, Dean and Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Indonesia

This timely book considers appropriate legal practices to use to promote conservation, protection and sustainable use of biological diversity in forest and marine areas. The breadth of issues explored across these two themes is immense, and the book identifies both key differences, and striking commonalities between them.

Law-makers, managers and users often have little understanding of either the complexity or the true value of biological diversity and of what is needed to preserve forest and marine ecosystems, and to keep inter-relationships between species within them healthy. Regulators face significant and practical challenges, requiring the adoption of legal frameworks in the context of scientific uncertainty. This book provides critical and comparative reflections on the role of law in both of these biodiversity contexts. Key issues not previously addressed through the law are considered – for example, the lack of international governance of peat; and the moral problem of labelling certain species as ‘alien’ or ‘invasive’. Learned contributors draw valuable lessons for those seeking to protect biodiversity and understand its governance, from analysis of experiences gained forging international and national legal frameworks.

With a blend of local and global perspectives, across a wide range of countries and policies, the book will appeal to academics and students in law, international, regional and domestic policymakers, lawmakers, NGOs and conservation agencies.

‘The book is recommended for all libraries that deal with wildlife law and is complemented with a comprehensive index.’


Contributors: C. Costa de Oliveira, E. Couzens, T. Daya-Winterbottom, M. Fajardo Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Y. Fristikawati, L. Heng Lye, B. Liu, S. Maljean-Dubois, G. Morgan, A. Paterson, A. Prasad Pant, Y. Pei, V.S. Radovich, S. Riley, N.A. Robinson, A. Telesetsky, S.C.-W. Yang

ISBN and details > 2017 352 pp :

  • Hardback 978 1 78643 948 2 $155.00
  • Paperback 978 1 78990 428 4 $55.00
  • eBook 978 1 78643 949 9 $42.21 2017