COMMENT | The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030: Problematic separation of humans and nature

Despite its eagerly anticipated publication, the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 lacks new and radical thinking about ways to develop an ecologically sustainable society, and risks producing and/or deepening serious inequalities and injustices.

BLOG | Criminalisation, Crisis Narratives and The Commission: The fight against deforestation in Europe

In recent months, the European Commission has taken radical action to tackle deforestation in the Carpathian region. But this legislation goes beyond simply addressing non-compliance: the measures also trigger serious changes in national legislation and advance the criminalisation of environmental offences, argues George Iordăchescu.

BLOG | Romania’s forests and a global pandemic: a case of ecological entanglement

Evidence shows that rampant deforestation will worsen the frequency and intensity of future global pandemics. Yet implementing indiscriminate bans on timber harvesting and trade will have an immediate and serious impact on already vulnerable environments and livelihoods, as well being ineffective in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

REVIEW | Understanding & tackling IWT in Europe: Knowledge Exchange at the European Parliament

On the day of the UK's departure from the European Union, Teresa Lappe-Osthege and Hannah Dickinson reflect on their recent IWT Knowledge Exchange at the European Parliament.

BIOSEC & Bubbles podcast series | Episode 1: Luxury and the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Welcome to BIOSEC & Bubbles, our new podcast mini-series! Presented by Laure Joanny and featuring contributions from BIOSEC team members, guest academics and researchers, the series takes an in-depth look at the key issues facing conservation and illegal wildlife trade.