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 episode 3: Exclusion or ownership? Communities and Protected Areas

In our third podcast, researchers George Iordăchescu & Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao draw on their experiences in Romania and Rwanda to discuss the establishment of protected areas & how this affects the relationship between local communities' and their environments.

PODCAST | BIOSEC & Bubbles episode 2: Researching Wildlife Crime, from National Parks to High-Rise Buildings

Welcome to the second instalment of BIOSEC & Bubbles, our new podcast mini-series. In this episode, presenter Laure Joanny talks to Rosaleen Duffy and Francis Masse about researching responses to wildlife trafficking and maintaining a dialogue with conservation practitioners and policy makers.

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.