Urban Environments and Wildlife Law: A Manual for Sustainable Development
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Paul Rees provides here an authoritative guide, outlining
wildlife and nature conservation law in the UK - including our
European and international commitments, and giving clear
explanations to a potentially costly area of law in a style
accessible to the non-legal market.
This comprehensive manual offers information and guidance for
building surveyors, environmental managers, engineers and planners
- the legal and planning issues around biodiversity, nature
conservation and construction
- how ecosystems work and why certain species and habitats need
- where to go for the relevant legislation and appropriate
organisations for help and advice.
UK and European case law demonstrates how the law has functioned in particular instances, and case studies illustrate how companies have adapted to fulfil their legal obligations. These are key features of the book and provide information on important legal precedents as well as demonstrating current industry best practice.
Part II Species and habitat protection - Species protection under UK law; Habitat and landscape protection under UK law; The protection of trees and hedgerows; European and international wildlife law;.
Part III Planning, Urban Environments and Environmental Impact Assessment - Planning, highways and wildlife; Environmental impact assessment; The future; Appendices; Glossary and acronyms; Information sources; Index
* clear explanation to a potentially costly area of law in a style accessible to the non-legal market
* directs reader to relevant legislation and appropriate organisations for help and advice
"It also provides an excellent resource for veterinarians,
biologists and others pursuing the many graduate and undergraduate
courses which feature wildlife conservation law, ecology or
"It should definitely be on appropriate library shelves and
course reading lists."
The Veterinary Record, Feb 2003