Monthly Archives: April 2015

Thresholds of ‘acceptability’

Background: ‘mega-poaching’ relates to ivory and rhino-horn and the Central African Republic (CAR) is the ‘frontline’. Dispatch No.3 from the CAR outlines how text-book ideas of conflict and poaching are thrown ‘out of the window’ and moral relativity is the … Continue reading

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Colombia’s herbicide conflict

In 2000, the United States and Colombian governments jointly launched intensive and expanded aerial spraying operations to destroy the coca and poppy crops used to make cocaine and heroin. These spraying operations form a key component of the multi-billion dollar … Continue reading

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Bombs to the rescue

The island of Wangerooge lies around 7km off the coast of North-West Germany. Thanks to its famed tranquillity, it is a favourite holiday destination among young families and elderly and is one of those seemingly remote places that appear to … Continue reading

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