International Legal Protection Of Wild Fauna
The article deals with the analysis of the key aspects of international legal protection of wildlife and is devoted to the identification of regularities and the identification of problems that arise in the sphere of international legal protection of wild fauna and, in particular, theoretical and methodological approaches for the protection of wild fauna in international law.
Despite of the fact that the concept of fauna is mentioned in a number of international instruments in the sphere of protection of the environment (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Fauna 1979, the Convention on the protection of wild flora and fauna and natural habitats in Europe 1979, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Endangered in 1973, etc.), none of these international legal instruments defines the term.
Another problem, described in the article, analysis usage of term «protection» in similar meanings.
In this article the concept of usage of the term «fauna» and its analogues in international law are analyzed by the author. In this article, the basic examples of the usage of the concept within international legal acts in the field of international legal protection of wild fauna are given, and, particularly, its main features are defined. In addition, the author's definition of the term is formulated.