Daily Archives: September 3, 2015


Public Environmental Rights

Public Environmental Rights   Last article introduced us to the doctrine of the public trust and it applicability to wildlife conservation. In my legal research there are a number of articles on point. Articles such as Rescuing Wolves from Politics: Wildlife as a Public Trust Resource by Jeremy T. Bruskotter, […]


Is Wildlife a Public Resource?

Public Trust Doctrine and Wildlife Conservation   What is the Public Trust Doctrine (PTD)? This legal concept originates from Roman civil law. Roman Emperor Justinian in AD 530, convened his top legal advisors to codify the laws of the Empire into what is referred as “The Institutes of Justinian.” The […]