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MSU College of Law

International Environmental Law Research Guide

Research Sources General Websites and Sources of Information

Print resources in the Law library

Print resources on international environmental law are collected on the first floor of the Law library, in call number range K3581-3597. Sources include treatises and loose leaf reporters. Certain materials related to your topics may be found in other call number ranges (e.g., scientific) on the second floor of the Law library. Books that are mentioned in the pathfinders for the topics covered in this course are held in the Law Library reserve collection.

Textbook website

David Hunter et al., International Environmental Law and Policy

Country Information

CIA World Factbook


United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Global Environmental Facility

UN Commission on Sustainable Development

UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre

World Resources Institute Earth Trends – the Environmental Information Portal

Biodiversity/Endangered Species

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

Convention on Biological Diversity

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

TRAFFIC (joint program of WWF and IUCN)

Sustainable Development

Inter-American Development Bank Sustainable Development Division

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development


United Nations Atlas of the Oceans

United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science

Food and Agriculture Organization – Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

Global Marine Programme (IUCN)

International Fisheries Law and Policy Portal

United Nations Sustainable Development Oceans & Seas Page

World Wildlife Fund Global Marine Programme


FAO Forestry Page

FAO Forestry Page Country Profiles


International Tropical Timber Organization (UN auspices)

United Nations Forum on Forests

Inter-American Development Bank Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation and Management

WWF Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN)

Forests - World Wildlife Fund/World Bank Alliance

Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)

Text of the Framework Convention on Climate Change

Kyoto Protocol

Text of the Kyoto Protocol


WWF Conservation Finance

International Organizations

United Nations

World Bank

Asian Development Bank

Organization of American States

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