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. 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.

Wildlife Law, Second Edition is a groundbreaking reference for readers with little or no legal training to understand the intricacies of wildlife law. This revised an expanded edition of Wildlife Law: A Primer describes basic legal concepts while offering important updates that address recent legal topics.

Read the first chapter of this book to learn some basic concepts of wildlife law.