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.

PODCAST | BIOSEC & Bubbles 5: Drones & Databases – The Appeal of Technology for Conservation

In the final podcast of the series, Laure Joanny & George Iordăchescu discuss how the drones and databases adopted by governments and protected areas are taking the conservation sector into uncharted territory..

PODCAST | BIOSEC & Bubbles Episode 4: Understanding & Reducing Demand in Wildlife

In our latest podcast, Anh Vu and Jared Margulies discuss demand in illegal wildlife products and the communications campaigns that have developed to try and address this issue, with a particular focus on Vietnam.

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.

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.