Achieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries: A Comparative Assessment of Australia and Brazil

Author:   Paul Martin (University of New England, Australia) ,  Marcia Dieguez Leuzinger ,  Solange Teles da Silva ,  Gabriel Leuzinger Coutinho
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9780367265274


Pages:   274
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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Achieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries: A Comparative Assessment of Australia and Brazil


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This volume systematically analyses why legal doctrines for the protection of biodiversity are not sufficiently effective. It examples implementation in Australia and Brazil, two megadiverse countries with very differing legal and cultural traditions and natural environments. Substantial effort goes into the development and interpretation of legal doctrines for the protection of biodiversity in national and international law. Despite this, biodiversity continues in steep decline. Nowhere is this more evident than in megadiverse countries, such as Australia and Brazil, which possess the greatest number and diversity of animals and plants on Earth. The book covers a wide range of topics, including farming, mining, marine environments, indigenous interests and governance. Achieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries highlights specific causes of underperformance in protecting diverse terrestrial and marine environments. It provides proposals for more effective implementation in these two jurisdictions, relevant to other megadiverse territories, and for biodiversity protection generally. Each chapter was written by teams of Australian and Brazilian authors, so that similar issues are considered across both jurisdictions, to provide both country-specific and generalisable insights. Achieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental law and governance and biodiversity conservation, as well as policymakers, practitioners and NGOs working in these fields.

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Author:   Paul Martin (University of New England, Australia) ,  Marcia Dieguez Leuzinger ,  Solange Teles da Silva ,  Gabriel Leuzinger Coutinho
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
ISBN:  

9780367265274


ISBN 10:   0367265273
Pages:   274
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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List of figures List of tables List of contributors Foreword Preface List of acronyms and abbreviations 1: The issues, methods and evidence 2: Controlling the biodiversity impacts of agriculture 3: Biodiversity risk management in mining 4: Creating and managing marine protected areas 5: Social justice and the management of protected areas 6: Low impact recreational use and biodiversity protection 7: Partnered governance of biodiversity 8: Biodiversity intelligence from satellites 9: The challenge of using drones 10: Funding biodiversity conservation 11: Governing the governance system 12: Strategies to improve outcomes Appendix A: Legislation list Appendix B: International material Appendix C: Cases Index

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Paul Martin is the Director of the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law at the University of New England in Australia, and a member of the Research Committee of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. He has conducted extensive research on the implementation of biodiversity protection a number of countries. Marcia Dieguez Leuzinger is an Environmental Law Professor at Brasilia University Centre - UniCEUB, and a State Attorney for Parana. She has undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in Sustainable Development from Brasilia University - UnB and leads the Environmental Law and Sustainable Development Research Group at UniCEUB. Solange Teles Da Silva is a Law Professor at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. She graduated in Law at Sao Paulo University and has a PhD in Environmental Law at Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne University. She has a CNPq Research Productivity Fellowship in Brazil, and is the Leader of the Research Group on Law and Sustainable Development. She is actively involved in the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. Gabriel Leuzinger Coutinho is an electrical engineer with an MBA in Project Management from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas, and an MSc in Sustainability Policy and Management from the University of Brasilia (UnB). He is currently a PhD student at UnB's Center for Sustainable Development, and is a coordinator of the environmental law and sustainable development research group at UniCEUB.

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