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Alexander Paterson

South Africa
Faculty of Law - Institute of Marine and Environmental Law
University of Cape Town
Alexander.Paterson [at]

Environmental Fields of Interest

Protected Areas Law
Land Use Planning
Incentive-Based Regulation


Alexander Paterson (BSocSci LLB LLM PhD University of Cape Town) is a professor of environmental law based in the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town. He is currently Head of Department (Public Law), Director of the Institute and Programme Convener of Postgraduate Degree specializing in marine and environmental law. His research interests include biodiversity, protected areas and land-use planning. He sits on the Governing Board of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law; is a member of the IUCN World Commission of Environmental Law (CEL), World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the Association of Environmental Law Lecturers from African Universities (ASSELLAU); and is on the Editorial Board of the South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and the Chinese Journal of Environmental Law.

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