Our new study shows lack of recognition of indigenous youth in international conservation law

Introduction In a forthcoming peer-reviewed study in the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL) entitled “Indigenous youth and international conservation law: Five case studies”, myself and Otava Ojanperä (University of Helsinki) examine five agreements and in how far they consider indigenous youth as legitimate stakeholders. The study was carried out under the …

Lebensweise, Grausamkeit, Ausrottung? Die jüngste Tötung von Atlantischen Weißseitendelfinen auf den Färöern

(for the English version, please click here) Einleitung Kürzlich machte die Nachricht die Runde, dass am 12. September 2012 auf den zu Dänemark gehörenden Färöer Inseln eine der größten Schlachtungen von Atlantischen Weißseitendelfinen (Leucopleurus acutus) stattgefunden habe. Zahlreiche internationale Nachrichtenstationen, wie die britische BBC, die US Washington Post oder die Tagesschau — um einige wenige …

Would the establishment of an International Sharks Commission make sense?

Introduction In my post from 26 August (here) I showed that many of the world's shark species face conservation concerns, based on data collected by the IUCN. This begs the question whether shark management and conservation efforts in its current form are sufficient or effective enough to ensure long-term conservation and sustainable use of these …

Shark Management, NGOs and Environmental Policy-making

Introduction In recent study on representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) engaged in shark issues, Shiffman and others found out that it is especially small NGOs whose representatives do not engage with the scientific literature on shark management favour a ban on all shark fisheries. They consider this fishery inherently unsustainable. Even though the science in …