Gulf of Mexico Habitat Conservation & Restoration: Comparing the Mexican & United States Legal & Institutional Frameworks

Jordan Diamond, Kathryn Mengerink, Sara Gersen, Alejandra Serrano Pavon, and Anaid Velasco Ramirez
Date Released
July 2011
Gulf of Mexico Habitat Conservation and Restoration: Comparing the Mexican and

Completed in partnership with the Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA), this report compares Mexican and U.S. laws, policies, and institutions related to Gulf of Mexico habitat conservation and restoration. The main report provides an overview of the domestic and bilateral mechanisms for sustaining Gulf habitat, identifies opportunities for increasing coordination and collaboration between the two countries, and discusses lessons learned from other regions. The appendices provide more detailed information on each of the topics covered. (See also ELI’s additional report on the individual U.S. Gulf states’ frameworks for habitat conservation and restoration, Gulf of Mexico Habitat Conservation & Restoration: A Look at the Five U.S. Gulf States’ Legal and Institutional Frameworks.)

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