Migration Conservation: A View from Above

12 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2011 Last revised: 11 Jul 2013

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Robert Fischman

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Date Written: 2011


The extinction prevention focus of natural resources policy diverts attention from important issues of ecological integrity and adaptation to climate change. Animal migration conservation serves as a bridge from the imperiled species problem to the more spatially and temporally difficult problems surrounding climate change adaptation. Conserving abundant animal migrations both strengthens the resilience of the ecosystems in which they function and tests the resilience of social institutions responsible for adaptation. This essay synthesizes the findings of a two-year, interdisciplinary study of animal migration conservation. It also introduces the articles that follow in a symposium issue of the journal, Environmental Law.

Keywords: wildlife law, conservation, animal migrations, natural resources

Suggested Citation

Fischman, Robert, Migration Conservation: A View from Above (2011). Environmental Law, Vol. 41, p. 277, 2011, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 192, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1809935

Robert Fischman (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

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