Laws Overview 2011

Laws Overview 2011 - WILDLIFE LAWS OVERVIEW Cindy P...

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WILDLIFE LAWS         OVERVIEW Cindy P. Driscoll, DVM ANSC 252  Fall 2011 University of MD
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Federal Government Wildlife Regulations ü This course will cover US Gov. = FEDERAL law ü Too many state laws to cover Federal laws “trump” state laws State laws can be more restrictive (but not less) ü Pre 1960s Based on use and availability of resources ü Post 1960s Political and social changes Improved upon pre-1960s laws
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Why Care About Wildlife Laws? Governing agencies have oversight for implementation of federal  acts/ laws General public not allowed to handle  protected species without a  permit/ license Laws help to coordinate across states Laws assist countries with trans-border  concerns Migratory species Trade: legal or illegal Endangered species
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Federal Government  Wildlife Regulations Lacey Act Migratory Bird Treaty Act Endangered Species Act Wild Bird Conservation Act  Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act  Oil Pollution Act Many individual species conservation acts
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Federal Government  Wildlife Regulations Lacey Act Migratory Bird Treaty Act Endangered Species Act Wild Bird Conservation Act  Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act  Oil Pollution Act Many individual species conservation acts
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course ANSC 252 taught by Professor Cindydriscoll during the Spring '11 term at Maryland.

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