Research

Online BIOSEC research archive: papers, seminars, reports, books and blogs, plus links to other useful resources.

Articles

Academic journal articles and publications

War, by Conservation

Duffy, R., 2016, ‘War, by Conservation’ Geoforum. 09.10.2015,  pp. 238-248.

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Towards a new understanding of the links between poverty and illegal wildlife hunting

Duffy, R., F.A.V. St John, B. Buscher and D. Brockington, 2015. ‘Towards a new understanding of the links between poverty and illegal wildlife hunting’. Conservation Biology, 30(1). Pp. 14-22.

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The militarization of anti-poaching: undermining long term goals

Duffy, R., F.A.V. St John, B. Buscher and D. Brockington, 2015. ‘The militarization of anti-poaching: undermining long term goals’. Environmental Conservation, 42(4): 345–348.

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Waging a Waging a War to Save Biodiversity: The Rise of Militarised Conservation

Duffy, R., 2014. ‘Waging a Waging a War to Save Biodiversity: The Rise of Militarised Conservation’. International Affairs, 90 (4). pp. 819-834.

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Biology’s drones: undermined by fear

Humle, T., Duffy. R et al, 2014, Science. Vol 344, no. 6190, p.1351 (Letters).
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Blogs & Media

Articles published in blogs, newspapers and magazines

Books

Authored, co-authored or edited books

Reports

Reports, policy documents and consultancies

EU Trade Policy and the Wildlife Trade

Duffy, R., 2016 (INTA DG Trade, Brussels, European Parliament).

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Mapping Donors: Key Areas for Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade (Africa and Asia)

Duffy, R. and J. Humphreys (2014). Mapping Donors: Key Areas for Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade (Africa and Asia). Evidence on Demand Report HD151.

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Rhino poaching: How do we respond?

Duffy, R. R.H. Emslie and M.H. Knight (2013). Rhino poaching: How do we respond?. Report prepared for UK DfID, December 2013. Evidence on Demand Report HD087.

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Poverty, Poaching and Trafficking: What are the links?

Duffy, R. and F.A.V. St. John (2013). Poverty, Poaching and Trafficking: What are the links?. Consultancy Report for DFID, June 2013. Evidence on Demand Report HD059.

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Talks

Keynotes, presentations and abstracts

Departmental seminar: BIOSEC

Duffy, R. Presentation slides from Departmental Seminar, Dept. of Politics, University of Sheffield. 18 Oct 2017.

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Knowledge Exchange workshop: IWT Symposium

Duffy, R., Joanny, L., and Dickinson, H. Presentation slides from the first BIOSEC Knowledge Exchange workshop at Oxford Martin School Illegal Wildlife Trade Symposium. 26 Sep 2017.

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The Ivory Trade

Duffy, R. Talk on the ivory trade to mark the opening of Stories from the East: The Grice Ivories exhibition at Weston Park Museum. 18 May 2017

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Environmental Crime: The Politics of Redefining Wildlife Trafficking as a Global Security Threat

Duffy. R. Talk for  Human Geographies Research Seminar Series, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield. 9 May 2017.

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British Animal Studies Network Conference: Keynote

Duffy, R. Keynote British Animal Studies Network Conference, University of Sheffield. 18-19 November 2016.

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Useful Resources

Information from other sources that can help us understand the illegal wildlife trade

The Rise of Environmental Crime – A Growing Threat To Natural Resources Peace, Development And Security.

Nellemann, C., et al  (eds) ‘The Rise of Environmental Crime – A Growing Threat To Natural Resources Peace, Development And Security’.  UNEP- INTERPOL Rapid Response Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme and RHIPTO Rapid Response–Norwegian Center for Global Analyses, 2016.

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An Illusion of Complicity: Terrorism and the Illegal Ivory Trade in East Afric

McGuire, T. and C. Haenlein (2015). ‘An Illusion of Complicity: Terrorism and the Illegal Ivory Trade in East Africa’. RUSI Occasional Paper series. Sep 2015.

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Beyond Enforcement: Engaging Communities in Tackling Wildlife Crime

Roe, D. et al (2015). ‘Beyond Enforcement: Engaging Communities in Tackling Wildlife Crime’. IIED, London, Apr 2015.

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The Environmental Crime Crisis

Nellemann, C., et al (eds) (2014). ‘The Environmental Crime Crisis – Threats to Sustainable Development from Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest Resources’. UNEP Rapid Response Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme and GRID. Arendal, Nairobi and Arendal, 2014.

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