Cross-border forms of animal use by indigenous peoples

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The chapter discusses animal use by indigenous peoples that involve crossing state borders, using the example of reindeer herding by indigenous Sámi in Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Animals play important cultural, economic, and spiritual roles for indigenous communities. This particular form of interaction
between humans and animals is, however, not sufficiently recognized by contemporary laws. The risk of overruling the interests of migratory animals, and of the pastoralist (semi-)nomadic human communities depending on them, is exacerbated when the herds cross boundaries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Global Animal Law
EditorsAnne Peters
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-60756-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-60755-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesBeiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht

Field of science

  • Law


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