Monthly Archives: September 2015

Al Shabaab and ivory (2)

By Dr Rosaleen Duffy, Professor of Political Ecology of Development, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London. The Elephant Action League report (which claimed that Al Shabaab was heavily involved in ivory trading – please see previous blog-post) was … Continue reading

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Al Shabaab and ivory (1)

Ivory does not fund Al Shabaab, so why was that message so readily promoted? By Dr Rosaleen Duffy, Professor of Political Ecology of Development, Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London Since 2013 several wildlife conservation organisations have promoted … Continue reading

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Gorricho award

Violence, drugs and paramilitary rule: meeting the challenge of conservation amidst conflict in Colombia The long-standing civil war in Colombia and inter-connected ‘drug wars’ make the protection of local biodiversity extremely dangerous work. Colombian conservationist, Julia Gorricho, has worked in … Continue reading

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Squaring the ‘green’ defence circle

The first week in September marked a moment when the circle in Britain between the environment, defence planning and conflict became tighter: in that week the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a £500 million package of improvements at the Faslane nuclear … Continue reading

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