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.
The piece, written by Amy McDermott for the PNAS Journal Club blog, reviews findings from the authors' recent publication in World Development journal.
In 'The geopolitical ecology of conservation: The emergence of illegal wildlife trade as national security interest and the re-shaping on US foreign conservation assistance', Massé and Margulies develop a geopolitical ecology of conservation to understand shifts in foreign assistance to biodiversity conservation.
The talk, titled 'Illegal Logging and Timber Trade: Towards a political ecology of spectacular deforestation in the Carpathians' focused on civil society's involvement in environmental campaigns, forest crime and illicit business in the forestry sector.
The BIOSEC team have used insights from their research to provide feedback on the 2016 EU Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking.
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.
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.
BIOSEC researchers Hannah Dickinson and Teresa Lappe-Osthege are hosting a Knowledge Exchange Roundtable at the European Parliament, Brussels.
Francis Massé reflects on a recent ivory identification workshop
Hunters will be allowed to kill some of Britain’s most endangered bird species under new temporary permits