Cecil, 5 Years Later

Cecil, 5 Years Later

Cecil, 5 years later Do you remember the famous killing of Cecil the Lion? There was hope within the conservation world that this incident would be the catalyst to ignite change within the US regarding endangered species regulations. Did that happen? On July 1st,...
What is Wildlife Crime? Part 2

What is Wildlife Crime? Part 2

The academic study of wildlife crime falls between two distinct disciplines: criminology and conservation science. Traditionally, the discipline of criminology has focused on the study of conventional street crimes (e.g. robbery and burglary); criminal law has been...
Musk Deer Poaching

Musk Deer Poaching

A rather obscure deer is under increasing threat from poaching to satiate demand in multiple Asian countries. The population of musk deer in the Russian Far East is already facing local extinction and regional population collapse could be imminent if action is not...
The ‘White Tiger’ Myth

The ‘White Tiger’ Myth

One topic I find particularly frustrating is the perpetuation of ‘white’ tigers in our culture.  Due to the captive tiger crisis, there is a lack of salient public awareness as to what a real tiger is. There is one recognized species of tiger, Panthera tigris, divided...