Contending Philosophical Foundation in International Wildlife Law: A Discourse Analysis of CITES and the Bern Convention

  title={Contending Philosophical Foundation in International Wildlife Law: A Discourse Analysis of CITES and the Bern Convention},
  author={David Rodr{\'i}guez Goyes},
  journal={Revista Catalana de Dret Ambiental},
Most analyses of international wildlife law (IWL) focus on the specifics of implementing particular policies, while there is less engagement with the fundamental philosophies underpinning international conventions. In this article, I argue that a philosophical analysis can achieve a deeper understanding of IWL by helping to identify, assess and compare worldviews reflected in these instruments. Additionally, a philosophical analysis can make visible how international wildlife conventions shape… 
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