American Society of International Law (ASIL): Wildlife Interest Group

American Society of International Law (ASIL) Wildlife Interest Group, American Society of International Law (ASIL) Wildlife Interest Group

In the case of species loss where international trade contributes to their diminution, or migratory species that require the protection of habitat in two or more countries, international agreements and regional accords can be a critical component of conservation initiatives. The purpose of the American Society of International Law's (ASIL) Wildlife Interest Group is to conserve endangered wildlife species by helping to strengthen international wildlife treaty regimes, regional accords, and national legislation that implements international treaty regimes. The group's efforts focus on scholarship and public education efforts. Resources available on the site includes an extensive bibliography of peer-reviewed and gray literature focused on climate change and its impacts on flora, fauna and critical supporting ecosystems. Reports from the International Whaling Commission, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission are available, as is recent and historical wildlife legislation organized by country. International treaties related to animal welfare, biological diversity, habitat protection, specific regions and species are also available. A compendium of peer-reviewed law and policy publications that are either devoted solely to environmental issues, or which frequently publish pieces with environmental policy and law themes is provided as a resource for prospective authors.

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Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources