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International Environmental Law Research Guide

Research Sources Caspian Sea Sturgeon

Introduction to Research Guides

Selected Articles and Other Information Sources

William Ascher & Natalie Mirovitskaya, The Caspian Sea: a Quest for Environmental Security [Print resource: MSU Main Library, Call # GE320.C276 C37]

Barry Hart Dubner, The Caspian: Is It a Lake, a Sea or an Ocean and Does It Matter? the Danger of Utilizing Unilateral Approaches to Resolving Regional/International Issues, 18 Dick. J. Int’l L 253 (1999-2000) [Print resource: MSU Law library]

CITES World, official newsletter of the parties, Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, no. 8, December 2001 [entire issue devoted to the subject of sturgeon]
http://www.cites.org/eng/news/world/8.pdf

Arthur P. Mizzi, Caspian Sea Oil, Turmoil, and Caviar: Can They Provide a Basis for an Economic Union of the Caspian States? 7 Colo. J. Int’l Envtl. L. & Pol’y 483 (1996) [Print resource: MSU Law library]

Jason D. Mulvihill, Whose Sea is it Anyway? Efforts to Delimit the Caspian Sea and Its Natural Resources, 9 J.E. Eur. L. 379 (2002). [Print resource: MSU Law library]

Inga Saffron, Caviar: the Strange History and Uncertain Future of the World’s Most Coveted Delicacy [Print resource: MSU Main library, Call # TX385.S24 2002).

International Organizations

CITES Programme: Sturgeon:
http://www.cites.org/eng/prog/sturgeon.shtml

Caspian Environment Programme:
http://www.caspianenvironment.org/envissues.htm
http://www.caspianenvironment.org/index.htm

NGOs

Caviar Emptor
http://www.caviaremptor.org/

Caspian Environment Programme
http://www.caspianenvironment.org/newsite/index.htm

Global Marine Oil Pollution Information Gateway: Caspian Sea
http://oils.gpa.unep.org/framework/region-6.htm

IUCN SSC Sturgeon Specialist Group
http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/species/about_ssc/specialist_groups/
directory_specialist_groups/directory_sg_fishes/ssc_sturgeon/

Traffic: The Wildlife Monitoring Network: Sturgeon Publications
http://www.traffic.org/fish

Legal Framework

Treaties and Conventions

Convention on Biological Diversity
http://www.biodiv.org/convention/default.shtml

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
http://www.cites.org/eng/disc/text.shtml

Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea
http://www.caspianenvironment.org/newsite/Convention-FrameworkConventionText.htm

Domestic Legislation and Programs

United States

Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq.
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/ESA/content.html

United States Fish and Wildlife Service Threatened and Endangered Species System: Sturgeon:
http://ecos.fws.gov/species_profile/servlet/gov.doi.species_profile.servlets.SpeciesProfile?spcode=E0A2

Federal Register Designation of Beluga Sturgeon as Endangered: March 4, 2005, vol. 70, No. 42, pp. 10493-10507
http://www.fws.gov/policy/library/05-4278.html

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