Aquatic Animal Protection in Kazakhstan

On this Page, you will find research projects and all relevant events that are dedicated to raising awareness about the importance to protect and recognize aquatic animals within the legal system of Kazakhstan.

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Lu Shegay, our Managing Director, created a project with regard to aquatic animals that aims to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of human activities on aquatic animals and the need to extend legal protections to them. Lu plans to focus on education as a tool to protect animals - organizing webinars and inviting experts from across the globe to share their experience and knowledge about aquatic animals and speak about how the issues of fishing, aquariums, and fish farming are handled within their countries, as well as academic programs within law schools of Kazakhstan.

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Institute of Animal Law of Asia organizes the World Aquatic Animal Day Webinar at the platform kindly provided by KIMEP University as a celebration of World Aquatic Animal Day.


The panelists include:

  • Diego Plaza Casanova, Founder and Executive Director of CEDA Chile;

  • Madison Steffey, J.D. graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School;

  • Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, Director of Research of OceansAsia;

  • Lakshmi Venkataraman, Campaign Manager of Humane Society International India; and

  • Gary Stokes, Director of Operations of OceansAsia.

The webinar will be held on Zoom, April 3rd, at 9:30 am (in Kazakhstan)*. FREE and OPEN to the public. Register here.

*The U.S. time is 8:30 pm (Pacific) and 11:30 pm (Eastern) on April 2nd.


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World Aquatic Animal Day Webinar at KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

On April 3, at 9:30 am in Kazakhstan, the Institute of Animal Law of Asia organizes the webinar in Kazakhstan as a celebration of World Aquatic Animal Day!


World Aquatic Animal Day was first launched in 2020 by the Aquatic Animal Law Initiative (AALI), Center for Animal Law Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School. To see AALI's event this year, go to worldaquaticanimalday.org.


The IALA webinar is part of the project "Enhancing Legal Regulations for Aquatic Animals in Kazakhstan."


Please join our webinar with speakers from across the globe, including animal law experts, where they will introduce you to the necessity to protect aquatic animals and discuss how human activities impact aquatic life. More information to follow.


The webinar will be held on Zoom, April 3rd, at 9:30 am (in Kazakhstan)*. FREE and OPEN to the public. Register here.


*The U.S. time is 8:30 pm (Pacific) and 11:30 pm (Eastern) on April 2nd.


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Plastics bags, cups, bottles have become a very convenient use for our everyday lives, but this could lead to the fatal outcome for lots of aquatic animals who mistakenly consume plastic items. In this blog, Lu Shegay discusses the impact of plastic use on aquatic animals, the COVID-19 consequences, and the ways to reduce plastic waste in our oceans.


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Guest Lecture for the Animal Law Course

The first guest lecture within the Project "Enhancing Legal Regulations of Aquatic Animals in Kazakhstan" has been successfully presented at the KIMEP School of Law on February 24th, 2021!

Lu was invited to speak for the Animal Law class at KIMEP University, the only university in the Commonwealth of Independent States that offers an animal law course. She spoke about aquariums and the consequences of keeping marine mammals in captivity. Students were also given a lobbying task within the group to advocate for their movement's interests.

The recording is on our Youtube channel.

Cooperation between the KIMEP School of Law and IALA

We are pleased to announce the cooperation between the KIMEP School of Law and the Institute of Animal Law of Asia by launching a non-mandatory, free, and open to the public animal law course where anyone will have an opportunity to learn more about the protection of animals.

Institute of Animal Law of Asia (IALA) is an educational research center that focuses on animal law issues in Asia and the world. IALA is dedicated to offering news, articles, and comprehensive and up-to-date information on the issues of animal law and policy all over Asia and the world, aiming at raising awareness in more individuals and communities about the threats that animals face every day.

Are you interested in learning more about animal protection and how you can contribute to this field? Students, faculty and staff, and any interested individuals within KIMEP University can work with animal law experts, improve writing, speaking, legal research skills, and learn more about the threats that animals face every day, specifically from human activities. This voluntary and free course will be supervised by Dr. Maria Baideldinova, the Assistant Professor of KIMEP School of Law, and the team of the Institute of Animal Law of Asia. The course will introduce you to a new and developing field of law and the importance of the animal world in our lives, how animals are impacted by humans' intervention, and demonstrate how animals are protected legally in certain countries.

Selected papers will be published on the website of the Institute of Animal Law of Asia.

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