Protecting International Marine Biodiversity: International Treaties and National Systems of Marine Protected Areas

37 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2007

Abstract

This article reviews the intersection of science and international law in the area of preserving marine biodiversity. It provides an overview of how the science concerning marine biodiversity preservation has changed focus in the last decade or so and then looks at how international law is beginning to react to that change in scientific emphasis in the international preservation of biodiversity. It ends with a recommendation that nations adopt a more comprehensive approach to marine biodiversity preservation and a recognition that such comprehensive protection packages are beginning to become part of international law.

Keywords: biodiversity, marine, ocean, international law, marine protected area, MPA, treaty, pollution, fishing, overfishing

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis, Protecting International Marine Biodiversity: International Treaties and National Systems of Marine Protected Areas. Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 333-370, Spring 2005, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 245, Duke Science, Technology & Innovation Paper No. 14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=955693

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90089
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