Book Launch: Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law



From left: Associate Professor Burton Ong ’99, Associate Professor Lye Lin-Heng ’73, Dr Lena Chan, Director, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, Associate Professor Jolene Lin, (APCEL Director, and Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean, NUS Law

The Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) hosted a book launch on 26 March 2018 to celebrate the publication of the Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law. The handbook is co-edited by Associate Professor Burton Ong ’99 and Professor Charles R. McManis. Associate Professor Burton Ong was APCEL’s Deputy Director (1 July 2013 – 31 July 2017), and remains an active member of the centre’s executive committee. Dr Lena Chan (Director, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, Singapore) was the Guest-of-Honour and gave an illuminating presentation of the importance of scientific input to environmental lawmaking processes.


The Book: This 27-chapter compilation of essays provides multi-faceted perspectives on the legal and policy issues arising from the conservation and exploitation of non-human biological resources. Contributors include leading academics, policy-makers and practitioners reviewing a range of socio-legal issues concerning the relationships between humankind and the natural world, including intellectual property, biotechnology and traditional knowledge.

 

Watch the book introduction by Professor Charles R. McManis at https://youtu.be/iBpWa9ShOFs

 

The book is available from Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific (click here to purchase).

 


Book Presentation: Dr Lena Chan (Director, National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, Singapore) and Associate Professor Burton Ong

 


Participant with Associate Professor Burton Ong

 


Participant with Associate Professor Burton Ong

 

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