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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]

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:

Caspian Environment Programme:


Caviar Emptor

Caspian Environment Programme

Global Marine Oil Pollution Information Gateway: Caspian Sea

IUCN SSC Sturgeon Specialist Group

Traffic: The Wildlife Monitoring Network: Sturgeon Publications

Legal Framework

Treaties and Conventions

Convention on Biological Diversity

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea

Domestic Legislation and Programs

United States

Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service Threatened and Endangered Species System: Sturgeon:

Federal Register Designation of Beluga Sturgeon as Endangered: March 4, 2005, vol. 70, No. 42, pp. 10493-10507

Sources of Information about International Environmental Law

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