As Kenya proposes the death penalty for poachers, BIOSEC's Francis Massé writes for The Conversation on why he's against capital punishment for illegal hunting and the problems with militarised conservation.
On 7th June 2018, the BIOSEC team will be holding a Knowledge Exchange workshop with colleagues at Fauna & Flora International (FFI), followed by an open seminar.
Francis Masse in conversation with Gianluca Cerullo on the intersections between biodiversity conservation and security and the growing trend of militarisation in conservation.
BIOSEC Double Panel at AAG 2018: 'New and Changing Geographies of Wildlife Crime'.
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.
New panel announced for POLLEN 2018 Conference: 'Securing Green, Greening security: Examining the Intersection of Green Economies and Green Securities'. Organisers: Francis Masse, Brock Bersaglio and Rosaleen Duffy. Call for Papers now open, deadline 06 Dec 2017.
Writing for the Conversation, Francis Masse makes the case for community-engaged, 'inclusive' anti-poaching as an alternative to more militarised approaches.
Jared Margulies and Francis Masse will be joining the BIOSEC team in October 2017 and January 2018 respectively. The fellowships will investigate how framing of environmental crime and security is influencing responses to illegal wildlife trade in both source & end-user countries.