BLOG | Novelty, Desire, and the Nature of Precedent: Human-Animal Relations in the Age of COVID-19

In the advent of what infectious disease scientists have labelled a 'novel coronavirus', Sarah Bezan argues that zoonotic disease transfer is in fact far from new. Instead, it is an emergent iteration of the ‘old’ violences of extractivism, colonial expansion, and animal commodification.

REVIEW | Understanding & tackling IWT in Europe: Knowledge Exchange at the European Parliament

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.

BIOSEC & Bubbles podcast series | Episode 1: Luxury and the Illegal Wildlife Trade

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. 

EVENT | The Illegal Wildlife Trade in Europe: Wild Birds and Caviar

BIOSEC researchers Hannah Dickinson and Teresa Lappe-Osthege are hosting a Knowledge Exchange Roundtable at the European Parliament, Brussels.