Wetlands, water and the law : using law to advance wetland conservation and wise use

Complete Title: 
Wetlands, water and the law : using law to advance wetland conservation and wise use
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

This publication sets wetlands in their scientific, economic and legal context, before describing the main legal issues involved in implementing the Ramsar Convention. Parts 3-6 take an increasingly broad focus, dealing respectively with site-specific and bioregional approaches to wetland management, generally-applicable techniques for managing damaging processes and activities and, lastly, regional and international frameworks for cooperation. The book complements the recent work of scientists and economists by describing how laws and institutions can work for (or against) wetland conservation and wise use. Each chapter makes the link between international legal obligations and national or local mechanisms for delivering implementation. Drawing on national practice around the world, the book illustrates how different legal approaches and techniques can be adapted to widely-varying national conditions and capabilities. Key components for legal and institutional frameworks suited to the challenge of wise use implementations are set out in the conclusion

Monographic Series no.: 
no.038
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Imprint: 
Gland : IUCN, 1999
Physical Description: 
xvi, 332p.
Publication Year: 
1999
ISBN: 
2-8317-0478-2
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Notes: 

Includes bibliographic references and a selected bibliography pp. 317-322

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Number of copies: 
2
Selling Price: 
USD 35
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Language(s): 
English
Url: 
http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/EPLP-038.pdf
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