Subject: Law
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Law
Department: Law (Dean's Office)


Students will consider how various legal mechanisms can support and undermine the health status of wildlife. In addition, students will study hunting and fishing regulations including the right to stop and search vehicles. The regulation of game farms and the controversy surrounding their existence will be reviewed. A portion of the seminar will also look at the illegal trade in wildlife and consider relevant international and domestic mechanisms. Students will also review the legal mechanisms attempting to conserve species at risk and migratory birds which introduces the complexity that private land ownership adds to wildlife regulation. Finally, this seminar will address how the recognition of aboriginal hunting and fishing rights impacts the regulation of wildlife.

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