Inspired by recent fieldwork in Mexico and the United States, Jared Margulies investigates the political lives of plants & considers why 'plant blindess' still prevails in illegal wildlife trade research.
Tanya Wyatt gives insight into her new AHRC research project, which seeks to address the lack of empirical investigation of CITES implementation and compliance.
Following on from her fieldwork in Brussels, BIOSEC doctoral researcher Hannah Dickinson explores the notions of security and 'everydayness' in relation to the illegal wildlife trade.
What can the world's 'first' National Park tell us about the current militarization of conservation? Francis Masse on Yellowstone Park, its military history, and how not to 'do' biodiversity conservation.
Animals are victims of human conflict, so can conservation help build peace in warzones? Only if we acknowledge that wildlife protection is not a politically-neutral activity, argue Esther Marijnen and Rosaleen Duffy in new article for The Conversation.
Hannah Dickinson on how geopolitics are enacted around - and through - sturgeon.
Article from Rosaleen Duffy in response to a recent Mongabay opinion piece that challenged critics of militarised conservation. Instead, she argues that justice for animals is not well served by perpetrating other injustices.
Rosaleen Duffy responds to the UK Government's recently announced 12-week consultation on the banning of ivory products of all ages. The ban in the US has had some unintended consequences - pitfalls we must avoid if a UK ban is to be effective.
Ben Neimark's paper explores the link between the international trade in plants and security dynamics.
In his first blog as BIOSEC post-doctoral researcher, Jared Margulies discusses the politics of the illicit wildlife trade and whether we need to consider animals not just as commodities, but as political subjects.