Legal and moral foundations of CITES and Bern conventions

Priorities, conflicts and ambiguities 

About the project

The goals of this project are:

  • To assess the normative foundations of the supranational framework concerning wildlife management through a critical legal discourse analysis of CITES and the Bern Convention.
  • To examine the preparatory work related to the implementation of the Bern Convention and CITES, as well as the legislation in Norway specifically and investigate possible moral ambiguities and conflicting messages.
  • To interview approximately 12–15 stakeholders, such as employees of the Norwegian Environment Agency, politicians from different political parties and NGOs.   


  • To theoretically and empirically explore whether the messages of international conventions (CITES and Bern), and consequently their regulation/legislation and implementation, are ambiguous concerning wildlife protection and animal welfare
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