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The Law of Nature Conservation: Property, Environment and the Limits of Law

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Christopher Rodgers


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This book provides a comprehensive account of the law of nature conservation. It examines the different regulatory techniques used by English Law to promote biodiversity; to ensure the conservation of rare and endangered species of animal, bird, and plant; and to protect valuable natural habitats. This is an area where the effective application of the law relies heavily upon the application of scientific research and evaluation. The book explains the interface between nature conservation law and science, and between the law and economic instruments for promoting nature conservation in practice. The book includes a detailed examination of recent legislation and case law - including the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 and the 2012 National Planning Policy Framework. It includes a thorough analysis of the new legislation on Marine Conservation Zones and their designation in the UK. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book sets nature conservation in its legal, economic and scientific context. It explains how the law reconciles the public interest in promoting biodiversity and the conservation of species and habitats, on the one hand, and the private property rights of landowners and other resource appropriators on the other. In particular, this book offers an illuminating new interpretation of this area of environmental regulation using a resource allocation model of property rights to explain how legal and economic instruments for promoting nature conservation work in practice

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Author(s): Rodgers CP

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Year: 2013

Number of Pages: xxix, 337

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Place Published: Oxford

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9780199543137