Forthcoming, J Razzaque and E Morgera (eds), Encyclopedia of Environmental Law: Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law (Edward Elgar, 2017)
18 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2015 Last revised: 30 Jan 2017
Date Written: November 15, 2015
This entry reviews the composite international legal landscape addressing forest biodiversity. It analyses the treatment of biodiversity in international instruments concerning forests, and the treatment of forests in international instruments concerning species, habitats and biodiversity. The conclusions reflect on the complex picture emerging from the interplay of these sources, shortcomings in their implementation and challenges to future action, including future legal research.
Keywords: forest, forestry, plant species, forest habitats
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