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The Protection of the Marine Environment against Alien Invasive Species

International Law and Policy Responses

The Protection of the Marine Environment against Alien Invasive Species
  • Year of publication 2018
  • 176 pages
Author:Nora-Phoebe Erler
Series:Humanity, Earth and Law in the Third Millennium (volume 2)
Category: Law Environmental Law
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐825‐5 | hardcover | 1st edition | € 60.50 / $ 76.95 / £ 60.42

Invasive alien species constitute the greatest threat to marine biodiversity after habitat destruction. The problem today is growing tremendously, as the introduction of these species is accelerated by activities related to globalisation, such as trade, transport, and tourism. The current book presents possibilities to stimulate the international regime to address the problematic alien invasive species issue. Apart from the relevant multilateral environmental treaties and soft law instruments, other tools are assessed as well, such as marine protected areas and means to improve compliance, including economic instruments. The focus is on how to strengthen the existing regime and promote effective implementation of the relevant provisions.

This book will be of interest to academics in the field of international environmental law and the law of the sea, and addresses national, European and international policy-makers responsible for the protection of the marine environment, as well as practitioners in the marine transport sector.

Author's information

Nora-Phoebe Erler is a lawyer in the field of environmental law and has worked as a policy advisor in the circular economy department of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment for several years. She received her PhD from Justus Liebig University of Giessen’s School of Law and her LLM from the University of Canterbury.