Elephant Treaties

Elephant Treaties

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Based on a legal history of international biodiversity treaties from the late nineteenth century to the present, Rachelle Adam argues that todayA•s biodiversity crisis is rooted in European colonial history, especially in the conservation treaties that the colonial powers (and their non-governmental counterparts) negotiated to protect AfricaA•s big-game animals. Reflecting on the colonial pastA‘particularly on efforts to manage the commerce in elephant ivoryA‘Adam sheds light on why more recent attempts to arrest the decline in biodiversity by way of international agreement have failed. This volume will spur a rethinking of such agreements and trigger a search for alternatives outside of existing international structures.261 iuCn under the leadership of Coolidge was drawn into the politics ofthe ap- proaching end of Spanish rule. In a 1966 incident, iuCn attempted to use its reputation as an eminent international conservation organization to persuade the anbsp;...

Title:Elephant Treaties
Author: Rachelle Adam
Publisher:UPNE - 2014-01-07

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