Monthly Archives: October 2014

Conch wars

In 1996 the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve off the south eastern coast of Mexico was declared to protect coral reefs and marine biodiversity, while also enabling fishing cooperatives to maintain their livelihoods based upon the sustainable extraction of lobster, conch, … Continue reading

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Bio-security and the wildlife trade (2)

With the wildlife trade being one of the possible sources of the current Ebola pandemic (please see previous ‘post’) it is worth noting that there is currently no international body comprehensively regulating the health risks of the international wildlife trade. … Continue reading

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‘Rhino Wars’ talk

MARJAN-MARSH AWARD: 2014  Recipient:            Julian Rademeyer Subject:               South Africa’s ‘rhino wars’ It is no overstatement to say that the publication in 2012 of the book ‘Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade’ … Continue reading

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Bio-security and the illegal wildlife trade (1)

The New Yorker magazine described Nathan Wolfe as ‘the world’s most prominent virus hunter’, and showed how Wolfe spent much of his time in central Africa tracking emerging infectious diseases before they turned into deadly pandemics. Though the article was written … Continue reading

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