American Society of International Law's Wildlife Interest Group
The law and associated legal institutions have an important, albeit not exhaustive, role to play in our efforts to stem the tide of species loss. In the case of species where international trade contributes to their diminution, or migratory species that require the protection of habitat in two or more countries, international agreements and regional accords can be a critical component of conservation initiatives.
The purpose of ASIL's Wildlife Interest Group is to contribute to the objective of conserving endangered wildlife species by helping to strengthen international wildlife treaty regimes, regional accords and national legislation that implements international treaty regimes. The group's efforts focus on scholarship and public education efforts.