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Can the environment and bird species have priority over economic interests?: A study of the protection of protected areas, bird species and their habitats.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2011 (English)Student paper second term, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Human enlargement and improvements are following the same scheme as the world economies, and have through the same structure damaged and overexploited the ecological systems of the Earth, leading to a progressive degradation of its biodiversity. The need for protected areas is now inescapable when it comes to restoring species while sustainable development and prevention of damaging the environment have become prominent. It is now even more important that the awareness of an actual impact of our living standards on the ecological system has been established.

International and more specifically European Laws have been established to prevent and ensure species of all kinds to live in a safe and preserved environment, but the question of their effectiveness has to be asked and nuanced.

In that respect the issue of bird species is one of major importance as they are victims of human development. Within the European member states the problem is coming from the inability of some of them to implement and apply European laws because all do not agree on the terms of a protection provided for bird species.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Sustainable development law; Ecological system; protected areas; Environmental law; Biodiversity; Bird Species; European Law.
National Category
Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21288OAI: diva2:547006
Subject / course
Legal Science
Educational program
Europena Studies Programme, 180 credits
2011-06-06, Linneuniversitetet, Växjö, 10:00 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-21 Created: 2012-08-26 Last updated: 2012-09-21Bibliographically approved

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