Wildlife Law, Second Edition
344 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Oct 2019

Wildlife Law, Second Edition

A Primer

Island Press
Wildlife is an important and cherished element of our natural heritage in the United States. But state and federal laws governing the ways we interact with wildlife can be complex to interpret and apply. Ten years ago, Wildlife Law: A Primer was the first book to lucidly explain wildlife law for readers with little or no legal training who needed to understand its intricacies. Today, navigating this legal terrain is trickier than ever as habitat for wildlife shrinks, technology gives us new ways to seek out wildlife, and unwanted human-wildlife interactions occur more frequently, sometimes with alarming and tragic outcomes.

This revised and expanded second edition retains key sections from the first edition, describing basic legal concepts while offering important updates that address recent legal topics. New chapters cover timely issues such as private wildlife reserves and game ranches, and the increased prominence of nuisance species as well as an expanded discussion of the Endangered Species Act, now more than 40 years old. Chapter sidebars showcase pertinent legal cases illustrating real-world application of the legal concepts covered in the main text.

Accessibly written, this is an essential, groundbreaking reference for professors and students in natural resource and wildlife programs, land owners, and wildlife professionals.
RELATED TOPICS: Environmental Law, Law

Eric T. Freyfogle is Research Professor and Swanlund Chair Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has taught for over thirty years in the areas of natural resources, property and land use law, environmental law and policy, wildlife law, and conservation thought. His various writings include Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature (University of Chicago Press 2017), Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground (Yale University Press 2006), and coauthored law school casebooks on wildlife law, natural resources law, and property law.  He has long been active in state and national conservation efforts, including service on the Boards of the National Wildlife Federation and its Illinois affiliate, Prairie Rivers Network.

Dale D. Goble is Professor Emeritus of Law (formerly University Distinguished Professor and Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law) at the University of Idaho, where his teaching and research have focused on the intersection of natural resource law and policy, constitutional law, and history. He has written numerous articles and essays.  His books include Wildlife Law: Cases and Materials (with Eric Freyfogle); two edited volumes on the Endangered Species Act (Island Press 2005, 2006, with coeditors); and an edited volume (with Paul W. Hirt), Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History (University of Washington Press 1999).

Todd A. Wildermuth directs the Environmental Law Program and is Policy Director of the Regulatory Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law. He received his PhD in natural resources and environmental sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. He teaches wildlife law, environmental law, and related subjects in the School of Law, and various courses to students in environmental studies and environmental sciences in the University of Washington College of the Environment.

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