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.
Following on from her fieldwork in Brussels, BIOSEC doctoral researcher Hannah Dickinson explores the notions of security and 'everydayness' in relation to the illegal wildlife trade.
Hannah Dickinson on how geopolitics are enacted around - and through - sturgeon.
In his first blog as BIOSEC post-doctoral researcher, Jared Margulies discusses the politics of the illicit wildlife trade and whether we need to consider animals not just as commodities, but as political subjects.
BIOSEC Research Fellow Teresa Lappe-Osthege explores the geopolitical implications of the illegal trade in songbirds & its established links with the EU.