Wildlife Law, Second Edition
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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.
Part I: Public and Private Rights in Wildlife
Chapter 1: The Basics
Chapter 2: State Ownership and the Public Interest
Chapter 3: Capturing and Owning
Chapter 4: Wildlife on Private Land
Chapter 5: Inland Fisheries
Part II: State and Tribal Governance
Chapter 6: The Constitutional Framework
Chapter 7: State Game Laws and Nuisance Species
Chapter 8: Private Wildlife Operations
Chapter 9: Indian Tribal Rights
Part III: Federal Lands and Statutes
Chapter 10: Key Federal Statutes
Chapter 11: Wildlife on Federal Lands
Chapter 12: ESA: Listing and CH
Chapter 13: ESA: Protections
Part IV: Looking Ahead
Chapter 14: Landscapes, Climate Change, and the Future