Large predator management versus the intrinsic value of animals

About the project

A PhD student in Criminology at the University of Oslo will conduct a discourse analysis of verdicts concerning the legal and illegal killing of protected predators. S/he will explore if and how arguments in the verdicts regarding large predator conservation relate to issues of species justice and animal welfare.

The PhD student will conduct 15–20 qualitative interviews with police (Økokrim)  and 5-10 judges about their interpretation of legislation connected to the Bern Convention, to broaden our insight into the legal enforcement of the conventions. 

Objective

  • To examine whether unclear normative messages conveyed by CITES and the Bern Convention may hinder implementation and compliance as well as the achievement of further goals such as awareness raising, wildlife conservation, and ecosystem protection.

 

Published Mar. 20, 2019 4:40 PM - Last modified Oct. 1, 2019 9:01 AM