Biodiversity & Protection of the Marine Environment

Biodiversity includes the habitats and ecosystems that support the living resources of the plane: wildlife, the marine environment, forests, and so on. Also, it offers the means to satisfy our basic human needs, like food and medicine. However, despite providing these, its destruction by human activity continues. Thus, biodiversity is either preserved or depleted as a result of the collective or individual decisions that are directly correlated with international law and policy.

 

This field of activity is based on our contribution to the development and implementation of international conventions in force such as the Convention on Biological Diversity.

 

Our work in this field gives priority to the following areas:

 

  • Protection of marine and land habitats and species.
  • Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT)
  • Access to genetic resources
  • Protection of traditional indigenous and local knowledge
  • Analysis of the consequences of genetic manipulation from an ecological, economic and humans rights perspective.

 

In this context, IIDMA has given legal advice to different administrations and prepared reports about the constitution of Biosphere Reserves as well as in the application of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Spain.

 

The main projects we have done in this field are:

Enforcing the Common Fisheries Policy: The Implementation of the EU Control Regulation in Spain
Enforcing the Common Fisheries Policy: The Implementation of the EU Control Regulation in Spain

2015

The main objective of this project has been to contribute to the achievement of the objectives and principles of the Common Fisheries Policy embodied in its 2013 Regulation, and to foster the correct implementation and compliance of this policy in accordance with the provisions set out in the EU Fisheries Control Regulation. This project, carried out by IIDMA from October 2014 to September 2015, has counted on the support from Oak.

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Preparation of Legal Study on Land Stewardship for Fundación Biodiversidad
Preparation of Legal Study on Land Stewardship for Fundación Biodiversidad

2009

The project involved the development of a legal study analyzing land trust legal instruments including a comparative legal analysis, the land trust actors, legal mechanisms available under Spanish law for land stewardship and aspects of taxation, among others.

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Legal Mechanisms for the Protection of the Marine Environment
Legal Mechanisms for the Protection of the Marine Environment

2009

The main objective of this Project was to contribute to the EU Framework Directive for a Marine Strategy and of the future EU Maritime Policy implementation processes.

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The Protection of Sharks: a Legal and Policy Analysis
The Protection of Sharks: a Legal and Policy Analysis

2007

Report prepared for Oceana – Europe (2007).

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Legal Report on the beached cetaceans as a consequence of the NATO manoeuvres in Canary Island
Legal Report on the beached cetaceans as a consequence of the NATO manoeuvres in Canary Island

2004

Prepared for the Administration of Fuerteventura Island, this report analyses the legal resources available at the international, community and national levels to avoid the deaths of beaked whales as a consequence of the use of active sonnars in military manoeuvres.

Spain’s Compliance with ICCAT Recommendations for Swordfish and Bluefin Tuna
Spain’s Compliance with ICCAT Recommendations for Swordfish and Bluefin Tuna

1999

Collaboration with TRAFFIC-Europe preparing the report titled Spain’s Compliance with ICCAT Recommendations for Swordfish and Bluefin Tuna.

Environmental Litigation
Environmental Litigation

2008

From 2008 IIDMA represents Oceana both in administrative review proceedings before various authorities including the EU and in administrative judicial procedures for the protection of the marine environment.

Legal Report on the Protection of Cold Deep-Water Ecosystems
Legal Report on the Protection of Cold Deep-Water Ecosystems

2005

Report prepared for Oceana-Europe.

Enforcement of International Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU
Enforcement of International Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU

2001

Legal assistance to IUCN for the Project Enforcement of International Wildlife Trade Controls in the EU. This project consisted of the preparation of the analysis of the implementation of CITES Convention and CITES Regulation in Spain.

The Access to the Phytogenetic Resources in Spain
The Access to the Phytogenetic Resources in Spain
1999
The Ownership of Genetic Resources About Matters Related to the Protection of Indigenous and Local Knowledge
The Ownership of Genetic Resources About Matters Related to the Protection of Indigenous and Local Knowledge
1998
Local Communities and Fishing Disputes in Saharan and Moroccan Waters: Opportunities for New Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Local Communities and Fishing Disputes in Saharan and Moroccan Waters: Opportunities for New Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

1998

This project consisted in the preparation of a study of the fisheries relations between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco. This initiative took place in the context of the Earth Council Project (Costa Rica) Creating an International Environmental Ombudsperson

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