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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

Edited by: Daniel Clarry, Christopher Sargeant
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Policing International Trade in Endangered Species

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ISBN13: 9781853838804
ISBN: 1853838802
Published: March 2002
Publisher: James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.95

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A comprehensive examination of the way in which the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is implemented and policed. CITES is one of the oldest international enviromental agreements and has been responisble for some striking conservation successes. But, given the way it has evolved, there are also some critical weaknesses that unscrupulous countires and commercial interests can exploit, especially regarding information, institutions and enforcement. The convention needs reform and this book gives a trenchant critique, including practical and effective recommendations for change.

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Compliance control
diappearing wildlife and the role of international trade
CITES - origins, objectives and rules
compliance information systems
non-compliance response system
gaps and weaknesses
potential conflict with the WTO.