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2004
Reference Book for US National Wildlife Law

Federal Wildlife Law, Prof. David Favre, editor

 

ISBN # 0-9724103-7-6, 606 pages in 81/2 x 11 format.

Here at the Animal Legal & Historical Web Center, we recognized a need for a resource that gathers at hand—as well as helps to explain—many of the federal laws that deal with wildlife issues. While Federal Wildlife Laws does not cover every law, it does present essential material from the most often used and most often cited federal laws.

In innumerable areas of national and global commerce and culture, issues concerning wildlife often directly or indirectly play a part. Wildlife habitat is increasingly met with direct competition from economic development, our oceans are being emptied of species that, once gone, can never be brought back, and some countries want to re-introduce the commercial sale of whale meat. What does the law say about these issues? What is legal and illegal? How are the laws enforced? Federal Wildlife Laws has been compiled to help deal with these important questions.

In addition to an introduction to American wildlife law, as well as a detailed history of federal wildlife law of the 20th century, you’ll find between the covers of this text:

The Endangered Species Act
The Lacey Act
 
The Wild Bird Conservation Act

The Bald
 and Golden Eagle Protection Act
The Marine Mammal Protection Act

The
 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

The laws of the materials listed above are presented in full, as well as the relevant regulations when necessary. In each section of the book we have also included an explanation of the law so that you, the reader, will have the relevant context for understanding the law. You can also find a full listing of endangered animals within the United States.

 

For ordering information see: link.

 

Short Table of Contents:  [full table of Contents]

Part I - A General Overview

American Wildlife Law: An Introduction....... 1

Federal Wildlife Law of the 20th Century ..... 14

The 1940 Shoemaker Report..... 38

Part II - Major Acts

Section I: Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Overview of the U.S. Endangered Species Act ................ 57

Endangered Species Act................ 65

ESA Regulations.............. 108

Complete Listing of Endangered Species ....... 134

      Part II – Section II: The Lacey Act              

Overview of the Lacey Act.............. 187

Lacey Act .............. 234

The Pittman-Robertson Act........ 244

Part III - Birds: Our Feathered Friends

Section I: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Migratory Bird Treaty Act ....... 261

Part III – Section II: Bird Importation Act

The Wild Bird Conservation Act: An Overview.......  265

Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992.............. 268

Wild Bird Regulations.............. 278

Part III – Section III: The Eagle Act

Biological Information on the Bald Eagle.... 295

Detailed Discussion of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act........ 297

United States Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act........ 335

Part IV - Marine Mammals

Section I: Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)

Marine Mammal Protection Act: An Overview ...... 355

Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Title I .... 380

Part IV – Section II: Dolphins

Quick Overview of Dolphins Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act ....... 479

Part V - International Wildlife Issues

Section I: CITES
(Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species)

Overview of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ........ 517

CITES Treaty .............. 524

Part V – Section II: Whales

Biological Information on Whales.............. 538

Overview of Laws and Regulations Protecting Whales...... 539

International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946..... 572

Part VI - Additional Materials

Introduction to the Wild Horses and Burros Act.............. 578