Fourth Annual International Wildlife Law Conference: Program/Registration
The annual International Wildlife Law Conference brings together members of
the academic, governmental, non-governmental and student communities to
address critical issues related to the role of international legal regimes
to protect endangered species of flora and fauna. Longer versions of many
of the papers presented at the conference will be published in a special
symposium issue of the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy.
The host for the conference is the Washington College of Law, American
University, 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Parking is
prohibited on area residential streets, however is available in the law
school's underground pay lot, accessible from Massachusetts Ave. The law
school is also readily accessible from the Tenleytown Metro Station via
American University's shuttle.
March 20, 1999, 9:30am-5:30pm, reception to follow.
* American Society of International Law's Wildlife Interest Section;
* Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy;
* Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University;
* Environmental Law Society of the Washington College of Law at American
* Kluwer Law International;
* University of Nottingham School of Law.
The following publishers will exhibit books and journals in the fields of
wildlife law and international environmental law at the conference:
• IOS Press
• Island Press
• Kluwer Law International
• Lupus Publications
CLE credits will be available for attendees of the conference.
Panel 1 - Case Studies of Implementation of the Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species at the National and Regional level.
Moderator: David Favre, Dean, Detroit College of Law - Michigan State
* Mark Austen, International Legal Advisor, International Fund for Animal
Welfare, London, England, CITES and the European Union;
* Alexander Dehgan, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of
Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, CITES in the Developing Nation Context:
Madagascar Case Profile;
* Professor Govindasamy Agoramoorthy, Department of Wildlife Conservation,
National Pingtung University of Science & Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan, The
Republic of China's Role in the Implementation of the Convention on
International Trade in Endangered Species;
* Dr. Valentin Bou, Lecturer in Public International Law, Institute of
Law, School of Law, Valencia, Spain, Implementation of CITES in Spain;
* Dr. Joni E. Baker, Lecturer, Texas A & M University, College Station,
Texas, A Substantive Theory of the Relative Efficiency of Environmental
Treaty Compliance Strategies: The Case of CITES.
11:30-1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
Panel 2: International Legal Efforts to Conserve Tigers
Moderator: William P. Weiner, Faculty of Law, Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
* Steven R. Galster, Director, Global Survival Network, Washington, DC &
Karen V. Elliot, Co-Director, Global Survival Network, Phoenix program,
Washington, DC, Regional Efforts to Implement CITES Protection for Tiger;
* Debbie Banks, Environmental Investigation Agency, London, England (topic
to be announced),
* Corey Meacham, author, San Diego, California, How the Tiger Lost its
3:00-3:30pm Afternoon break (refreshments served)
Panel 3: Regional Wildlife Treaty Regimes: Problems and Prospects
Moderator, Howard S. Schiffman, Adjunct Faculty, International Programs,
New York University School of Continuing Education
* William C.G. Burns, Managing Editor, Journal of International Wildlife Law
& Policy, Berkeley, California, "The Agreement on the Conservation of Bats
in Europe: On a Wing and a Prayer?",
* Sandra Jen, Bern Convention Secretariat, Environment Conservation &
Management Division, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, "The
Pan-European Example, the Convention on the Conservaiton of European
Wildlife and Natural Habitats";
* Charles Chester, Ph.D. Candidate, International Environment and Resource
Policy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston, Massachusetts,
"Regional NGO Diplomacy in Biodiversity Conservation."
5:30-6:30pm Reception for speakers and attendees.
Registration may be effectuated by printing out the form below and mailing
it to the following address: Professor David Favre, Detroit College of Law -
Michigan State University, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
48824. Checks should be made out to "Detroit College of Law at Michigan
For additional information, contact us at: JIWLP at earthling.net.
Registration Form: Fourth Annual International Wildlife Law Conference,
Saturday, March 20, 1999
Washington College of Law, American University
Postal Code: ___________
Fees (Check One):
Regular _____ ($55.00 until March 1st, $60.00 thereafter)
Student _____ ($25.00)
CLE Credits _____ ($15.00) State ____________________
Please mail to: Professor David Favre, Detroit College of Law - Michigan
State University, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
(Favre at pilot.msu.edu). Checks should be made out to "Detroit College of Law
at Michigan State University."