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.

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.

BLOG | Connecting the “First” National Park to Conservation’s Current Militarization: What Might we Learn?

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.

COMMENT | Animals are victims of human conflict, so can conservation help build peace in warzones?

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.