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. 

EVENT | The Illegal Wildlife Trade in Europe: Wild Birds and Caviar

BIOSEC researchers Hannah Dickinson and Teresa Lappe-Osthege are hosting a Knowledge Exchange Roundtable at the European Parliament, Brussels.

COMMENT | Volgograd: how a dam on the mighty Volga almost killed off the caviar fish

Ahead of the first World Cup match in the Volgograd arena, Hannah Dickinson writes for The Conversation on how the Volgograd station, Europe's largest hydroelectric dam, has impacted on endangered sturgeon populations and contributed to illegal caviar trade.

BLOG | Investigating the political lives of plants

Inspired by recent fieldwork in Mexico and the United States, Jared Margulies investigates the political lives of plants & considers why 'plant blindness' still prevails in illegal wildlife trade research.

REVIEW | ‘If it flies, it dies.’ Reflections on the 3rd Adriatic Flyway Conference

Teresa Lappe-Osthege reveals the shocking extent of bird crime in the Western Balkans, arguing that amongst other factors, activities of EU citizens and the weak regulatory powers of EU institutions play a crucial role in driving bird crime in the region.