Law professor eyes advocacy role outside the classroom.
With shark fins in the tank, a University of Alberta law professor says bite-sized solutions may be a helpful tool in the fight against biodiversity loss and climate change.
Last month, the federal government amended the Fisheries Act to ban the trading of shark fins. For Cameron Jefferies, the decision is a vindication of a long campaign that failed to gain legal traction, while raising public awareness about an environmentally destructive practice.
"There was a lot of successful work at spreading the word and it came from a lot of different sources," said Jefferies, who in addition to teaching environmental law, is deeply concerned about species conservation and the threat of climate change.
In 2011, he started a local volunteer campaign to ban the sale of shark fins in Edmonton restaurants, while simultaneously writing a ...