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.

BLOG | The politics of animals as illicit commodities: tracing lively circuits

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 appoints new Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

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.