Conserving pangolins through international and national regulation and effective law enforcement

Harrop, Stuart R. (2019) Conserving pangolins through international and national regulation and effective law enforcement. In: Challender, Daniel W.S. , Nash, Helen C. and Waterman, Carly, (eds.) Pangolins : science, society and conservation. London, U.K. : Academic Press. pp. 283-292. (Biodiversity of the World : Conservation from Genes to Landscapes) ISBN 9780128155073

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the history of range state legal regimes of relevance to pangolin conservation. It examines relevant, “hard” and “soft” international law and assesses their application to conserving pangolins. It details aspects of implementation of international law and the establishment of local laws to protect pangolins; in so doing, it also emphasises the need for cross border cooperation. The chapter then addresses complexities of conservation, from the local to cross-border levels within the poaching-trade life cycle: examining incentives, dis-incentives, deterrents and the wider nature of effective law enforcement. Finally, it scrutinizes deterrents at the higher, global level; advocating that wildlife crime must be regarded in a comparable vein to issues of national security because of its linkages with corruption, money-laundering and other types of syndicated, global crime. The chapter concludes by examining the relevance of the calls to tackle illegal wildlife trade by “following the money.”

Item Type: Book Section
Research Area: Biological sciences
Geography and environmental studies
Law
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences
Depositing User: Philip Keates
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 12:23
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 12:23
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815507-3.00017-4
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/44609

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