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Biodiversity Conservation of the Third Pole: Global Experience and Lessons from the Mekong

Citation
Marsden S (2017) Biodiversity Conservation of the Third Pole: Global Experience and Lessons from the Mekong, Chinese Journal of Environmental Law, 1 (2).

Abstract
This article evaluates the potential for a biodiversity conservation regime for the 'Third Pole' - the Himalayas / Tibetan Plateau - focused upon transboundary governance. After providing an overview of regional precedents from the other polar regions and Europe, it reviews the measures taken in relation to mountain biodiversity under the Convention for Biological Diversity and other multilateral regimes, in particular the World Heritage Convention and the Wetlands Convention in an Asian context. Subregional precedents in Asia are then analysed - with a focus on the Mekong River Basin - to provide specific context for the recommendation for a regime to be developed for the Third Pole. It is concluded that such a regime must be mindful of the context in which precedents operate, and in particular the practical experience of other regimes, if it is to be effective.

Keywords
Third Pole; Asia; environmental regimes; Mekong; biodiversity conservation; precedents; effectiveness

StatusAccepted
AuthorsMarsden Simon
Date accepted by journal06/03/2017
PublisherBrill
ISSN 2468-6034
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Chinese Journal of Environmental law: Volume 1, Issue 2

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