Comparative legal analysis of state bodies activities in Russia and the USA for marine mammals conservation

  • Vlasova Elena Leonidovna et al.


Marine mammals are a part of the oceans. The predatory attitude towards them in a number of countries led to the critical conservation of some of their species population. Preserving the population of marine mammals is a task not only of individual states, but also of the world community as a whole.

The resolution of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), signed in Washington in 1973, led to the signing of an international intergovernmental agreement known as the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, SITES. Participation in the Convention is voluntary. To date, most countries, including Russia and the United States, have come together to protect wildlife and now are the parties to the Convention. This Convention also covers some species of marine mammals.

As known, the United States makes a significant contribution to the conservation of marine mammals. The United States has developed very effective experience in managing of natural resources, including marine animals, which can be used by other countries to improve their management structures in this area.

In recent years, in the Russian Federation, public attention has been paid to the issues of cruel and illegal treatment of marine mammals. Therefore, the study of positive foreign experience to eliminate managerial problems in the field of marine mammals handling will help solve the arisen problems more affectively.

The study was conducted using comparative legal and institutional methods.

This work is devoted to a comparative analysis of administrative management in relation to marine mammals in Russia and the USA.