COVID 19, political ecology and wildlife

New research project & seminar series




5 February saw the launch of an online seminar series as part of the new GCRF funded Wildlife Trade Futures project

The first seminar centred on political ecology approaches to COVID 19 and wildlife. In it we explored the question of how might political ecology enhance our understanding of the relationship between COVID-19, zoonosis and wildlife economies? See here for more detailed information on Seminar 1 – Political Ecology Wildlife Zoonosis

The seminar featured contributions from Dr Nitin Rai (ATREE) Prof Rosaleen Duffy (Sheffield), Dr Krithika Srinivasan (Edinburgh) and Prof Bram Büscher (Wageninen)

You can watch a recording of the seminar here

See the Virtual Seminar Series Flyer (10) for a full list of upcoming events

This seminar series is part of a larger research project on COVID-19 and wildlife trade funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, led by Brock Bersaglio (University of Birmingham), Charis Enns (University of Manchester), Francis Massé (Northumbria University) in collaboration with the Centre for International Forestry Research and colleagues from the University of Birmingham, University of Sheffield, and Northumbria University.   Check out the twitter feed @wildlife_trade, and Wildlife Trade Futures website