“Law enforcement” can be a useful term for talking about certain problems and solutions in conservation, but we should make sure the term is clearly defined. In this post, I offer a definition of “law enforcement” and consider its key dimensions.
Harms against animal welfare are often legally prohibited and quite common in the wildlife trade. Here I consider how animal welfare arguments are not commonly used to motivate change and how we might use them to greater effect.
Conservation crime takes many forms. So in this post, I introduce you to the serious and potentially growing problem of illegal mining, which has major impacts upon societies and the environment at global scales.