Municipal Governance and Innovative Shark Conservation Efforts
Examination of the capacity of Canada’s municipal governments to promote animal welfare and conservation through the use of by-laws.
Cameron Jefferies (LLB, Alberta; LLM, Virginia; SJD, Virginia) is an assistant professor and Borden Ladner Gervais Energy Law Fellow at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law. He specializes in international oceans law and wildlife conservation, and teaches courses in international environmental law, sustainability law, professional responsibility, and Canadian public law. He is the author of a number of articles that examine international and domestic shark conservation, and his doctoral dissertation examines the future of international marine mammal management in light of current legal, scientific, ethical, and cultural considerations. He has also pursued shark conservation by contributing to the global Fin Free movement through education and awareness initiatives and lobbying.
Eran Kaplinsky (LLB, Tel Aviv University; LLM, SJD, University of Toronto) is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Alberta. Eran’s scholarship focuses on municipal, planning, and property law. He has taught courses in these areas at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and Université de Sherbrooke, in addition to the University of Alberta. This is his first scholarly contribution in the area of animal law.