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.
George Iordăchescu discusses illegal logging on Belgian radio station 'Radio Télévision Belge Francophone'.
White Rose Brussels event report released: IWT in Europe - Wild Birds & Caviar. The Knowledge Exchange Roundtable took place on 22 Jan 2020 at the European Parliament, Brussels.
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.
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.