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Government Legislation and Regulations in the United States
SATERSON, K. Government Legislation and Regulations in the United States. 2Chapter 1, Levin S.A. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Elsevier Science, New York, NY, 3:712-721, (2013).
For centuries, customary or traditional laws have covered the use of biological resources throughout the world. As human population levels increase in all societies, voluntary actions governed by cultural practices are frequently insufficient to protect biodiversity, leading to an increasing reliance on the creation and enforcement of government legislation and regulation to protect biodiversity.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
RESEARCH PLANNING AND COORDINATION STAFF