Scholar proposes new statutes to protect biodiversity

This aerial photo shows    deforestation    and road-building in the    Amazon Rainforest   , which threatens the biodiversity of the ecologically rich region, sometimes called “The World Lungs’’.

This aerial photo shows deforestation and road-building in the Amazon Rainforest, which threatens the biodiversity of the ecologically rich region, sometimes called “The World Lungs’’.

Adapted from Robert Whitcomb’s “Digital Diary,’’ in GoLocal24.com

John Charles Kunich, a professor at the Roger Williams University School of Law, in Bristol, R.I., has written a very useful, if highly technical, book called Ark of the Broken Covenant: Protecting the World’s Biodiversity Hotspots. Professor Kunich proposes a new statutory program to help stem the wave of extinctions, deforestation and other human-caused ecological devastation.