‘What happens in conservation if we define the illegal wildlife trade as a global security threat?’ Our researchers approach this question creatively in our zine, 'BIOSEC: Notes on Illegal Wildlife Trade'.
Our BIOSEC Policy Briefs have now been released! Spanning a variety of species and issue areas, our aim is to inform and influence key stakeholders and decision-makers engaged in tackling […]
To mark the end of the project, we have re-released all five episodes of our podcast mini-series BIOSEC & Bubbles.
George Iordăchescu: New investigative documentary WOOD provides important context to the debate on global illegal logging. But in its quest for a solution, it overlooks more nuanced social and political dimensions.
Despite its eagerly anticipated publication, the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 lacks new and radical thinking about ways to develop an ecologically sustainable society, and risks producing and/or deepening serious inequalities and injustices.
In recent months, the European Commission has taken radical action to tackle deforestation in the Carpathian region. But this legislation goes beyond simply addressing non-compliance: the measures also trigger serious changes in national legislation and advance the criminalisation of environmental offences, argues George Iordăchescu.
The EPRS briefing on coronavirus and the wildlife trade was published this month.
Evidence shows that rampant deforestation will worsen the frequency and intensity of future global pandemics. Yet implementing indiscriminate bans on timber harvesting and trade will have an immediate and serious impact on already vulnerable environments and livelihoods, as well being ineffective in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The talk, titled 'Illegal Logging and Timber Trade: Towards a political ecology of spectacular deforestation in the Carpathians' focused on civil society's involvement in environmental campaigns, forest crime and illicit business in the forestry sector.
The BIOSEC team have used insights from their research to provide feedback on the 2016 EU Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking.