Image Database Export Citations


Expanding the Choices for the Global Commons: Comparing Newfangled Tradable Allowance Schemes to Old-Fashioned Common Property Regimes

Show full item record

Type: Journal Article
Author: Rose, Carol M.
Journal: Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum
Volume: 10
Date: 1999
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3212
Sector: Global Commons
Subject(s): global commons
common pool resources--international
property rights--comparative analysis
new institutionalism
Abstract: "In late March 1999, Lois Schiffer, Assistant Attorney General for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, gave a speech at Yale Law School entitled Environmental Protection Here and Abroad: The View from Justice. In discussing the international aspects of the Justice Department's environmental work, Ms. Schiffer brought up the enormous problem of trade in illegally captured endangered species, citing an article that appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine in 1997. That article used as its central example the endangered species trade from the island of Madagascar -- specifically, the trade in the Radiated Tortoise, an exquisite and now increasingly rare animal. It is hunted by local fishermen for pennies, traded up through various dingy half-way houses for a few dollars, vacuumed into the international criminal trade, and then finally sold to collectors for tens of thousands of dollars."

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
DELPF10P45.pdf 179.5Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show full item record