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Harmful Invasive Species: Legal Responses


Marc L. Miller


University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Robert N. Fabian


Emory University - Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies


Marc Miller and Robert Fabian, HARMFUL INVASIVE SPECIES: LEGAL RESPONSES, Environmental Law Institute, November 2003

Abstract:     
Harmful non-indigenous or "invasive" species have been widely noted as a critical environmental problem at many ecological and political scales. At the global level, invasive species have been recognized as one of the primary agents among the top five engines of global change. Despite the increasing public recognition of the problem of harmful non-indigenous species, actual changes to national laws have been quite limited. Only one country - New Zealand - has even tried to implement a comprehensive policy with regard to non-indigenous species.

This volume describes the law and policy regarding harmful non-indigenous species in six countries - New Zealand, Germany, South Africa, Argentina, Poland, and the United States. The volume also addresses three international and crosscutting dimensions of harmful non-indigenous species policy: quarantine systems, trade issues, and the special and highly controversial concerns raised by genetically modified organisms.

Together, these papers reveal a legal and policy landscape that is dramatically different from the proposals presented in policy instruments, government reports, and scholarly articles. Generalized calls for improved legal and institutional frameworks for harmful non-indigenous species seem to have ignored the practical, historical, economic, and psychological barriers to effective law and policy in this area.

Keywords: invasive species, non-indigenous species, environment, environmental policy, alien species, comparative law

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Date posted: September 30, 2003  

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Miller, Marc L. and Fabian, Robert N., Harmful Invasive Species: Legal Responses. Marc Miller and Robert Fabian, HARMFUL INVASIVE SPECIES: LEGAL RESPONSES, Environmental Law Institute, November 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=448040

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Marc Louis Miller (Contact Author)
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States
520-626-2414 (Phone)

Robert N. (Nick) Fabian
Emory University - Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies ( email )
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
404-727-2697 (Phone)
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