Assessment of the Legal, Scientific, and Institutional Frameworks for Biodiversity Protection in the Republic of Liberia
Lisa Goldman, ELI & Dr. Nick Brown, University of Oxford
Date Released
October 2007
Assessment of the Legal, Scientific, and Institutional Frameworks for Biodiversi

This report was coauthored by ELI and the University of Oxford’s Department of Plant Sciences, with support from, and in collaboration with, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch. It undertakes a detailed analysis of the current laws, regulations, institutions, and practices affecting the management and conservation of biodiversity in Liberia. Based on its research findings, the report highlights priority actions to improve Liberia’s governance of biodiversity.

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.

Past ELI International Capacity Building Conferences, Workshops, and Study Tours
  • Capacity Building Workshop for NGOs on Environmental Law, Policy and Management — Morocco (2005)
  • Moroccan Study Tour for environmental officials on environmental law, policy and management (water focus) — Morocco (2005)
  • Magistrates Training Workshop in Environmental Law — Jinja, Uganda (2005)
  • Environmental Litigation Study Tour for Cameroonian Jurists and Magistrates — Washington, D.C. (2005)
  • Judicial Training Workshop in Environmental Law — Seeta, Uganda (2004)
International Visiting Scholars Program

As part of ELI’s mission to foster and empower a new generation of environmental professionals abroad, the International Visiting Scholars Program hosts promising young environmental lawyers, economists, and scientists from other countries at ELI to collaborate with our staff in Washington. Individual scholars are typically in residence at the Institute for periods of one to three months, with some staying for a year or more.

J. William Futrell Fund for International Visiting Scholars

The Fund honors J. William “Bill” Futrell’s career-long dedication to conservation and recognizes his 23 years of achievement as ELI President concluding in 2003. Under Bill Futrell’s direction, ELI became a global leader protecting our environment through law, policy and management. Bill Futrell engaged an extensive network of environmental professionals throughout the world, making ELI a leading presence in global discussions of sustainable development, for example at the Rio Earth Summit (1992) and the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002).