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Considering wildlife trade legalization – ferrets and rhinos

Two links this week to reports on legalizing ownership and trade in animals. 1.Firstly, from New York where the city is considering re-legalizing the ownership of pet ferrets – underlines how hard it is to legalize something due to the … Continue reading

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To ban or not to ban – scope for legalizing the wildlife trade

This is a link to an article I had published today by ICTSD’s BioRes – it discusses what scope there is for legalizing the trade in wildlife given the failure of trade bans to stop poaching of iconic species like … Continue reading

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Would you commit a crime for 10 times your salary?

I am attending the Zoological Society Symposium on the illegal wildlife trade this week in London. The objective of the seminar was introduced in the morning as a exercise to find “solutions to ending the illegal trade”. Despite this broad … Continue reading

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My article in Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs published my article today on how trade bans are failing to stop the poaching of wildlife from Africa. It argues that: “Wildlife trade bans are failing because they have run into the same basic problem as the war … Continue reading

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More on alternatives to illegal trade in rhino

Two more rhino related articles in the press this week. Firstly, today in the New York Times, author Richard Conliff makes a strong case for the auctioning of permits to shoot an old rhino in Namibia. On Friday, the Economist … Continue reading

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