International Law and Wildlife Well-being – Moving from Theory to Action


This workshop will bring together animal, environmental, and international law experts to discuss how international law can more effectively address individual wildlife well-being. International wildlife agreements address the conservation of the species, rather than the protection of individual wild animals. The overall goal of the workshop is to put wildlife well-being issues on the international agenda to raise awareness and address them more effectively. Workshop sessions include: entrapment and capture; whaling and hunting, including trophy hunting; captivity, including in private and public zoos and aquariums; the use of wild animals in tourism; human-wildlife conflicts over land use; and, of course, international trade.

This workshop is cosponsored by the International Wildlife Law Forum under ASIL's International Environmental Law Interest Group and the Animal Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. The workshop will be open to the public and students in particular are very welcome.

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Date and Location

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 5:00pm
George Washington University Law School
Address 1: 
2000 H Street NW