Pacific Walrus Protection and Management in a Changing Climate

4(2) BRICS Law Journal 6–39 (2017)

34 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2017

Date Written: January 12, 2017


This article identifies and evaluates strategies and policies for walrus management in both Chukotka and Alaska. As the climate and walrus migration continue to change, it is important to follow adaptable strategies that are not fixed to specific geographic areas. Many of the recommendations may be easier to accomplish in the United States, which offers more opportunities for co-management and stakeholder involvement. The United States government can implement most recommendations without making substantive changes to law. This was significant to most participants – hunters as well as regulators – who supported voluntary approaches over those requiring legal changes.

Keywords: International Law; Climate Changing; Alaska; Chukotka

Suggested Citation

Ristroph, Elizaveta, Pacific Walrus Protection and Management in a Changing Climate (January 12, 2017). 4(2) BRICS Law Journal 6–39 (2017), Available at SSRN:

Elizaveta Ristroph (Contact Author)

University of Hawaii at Manoa ( email )

Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Saunders Hall 107 2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI NA 96822
United States

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