Conservation regulation: a backward step for biodiversity?

Harrop, Stuart R. (1999) Conservation regulation: a backward step for biodiversity? Biodiversity and Conservation, 8 (5). pp. 679-707. ISSN 0960-3115. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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An analysis, particularly from the UK and European Community perspectives, of the way in which the law dealing with the conservation of species and habitats has the potential effect, in some cases, of frustrating the comprehensive preservation of biological diversity. It is proposed that this state of affairs may have come about through the emphasis of one species to the detriment of others or through the failure to address comprehensive inter-species and habitat relationships. One of the propositions is that the application of protection to specific species, through conservation and wild animal welfare provisions, has been implemented in an arbitrary manner in the context of biodiversity preservation or in terms of an animal's level of sentiency or position on the phylogenetic scale. Another proposition is that the law has failed to protect and preserve the 'commonplace' in biodiversity and thus risks losing key components of ecosystems. Finally, the analysis examines the way in which traditional practices such as hunting with hounds may contribute to or frustrate biodiversity preservation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: biodiversity; environmental ethics; European and UK conservation and wild animal welfare law; hunting with hounds; protected areas
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 1914 23:17
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 14:22
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