Thinking about wildlife poaching and smuggling in the US

A huge proportion of the scientific and popular press coverage about wildlife poaching and smuggling focuses on regions outside the United States. Important to think about the problem at home as well. @wildlifesociety #conservationcrimionlogy #wildlifecrime

From Poaching to Smuggling[2]

New Technical Report! The Bushmeat Supply Chain in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo: A Conservation Criminology Analysis

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Rachel Boratto, PhD student in @MSU_SCJ and I have published another report on the urban bushmeat supply chain in Republic of Congo as part of the broader @TheWCS project on the same topic supported by @USFWS and @USAID. #conservationcriminology and #conservationsocialscience helped add color to the bigger picture of the bushmeat supply chain’s physical and informational flows. @CANRatMSU @SCB_SSWG

Community-based policing in Vietnam

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The long planned collaboration between my conservation criminology lab, Vinh University, Global Wildlife Conservation, World Wildlife Fund, Flora and Fauna International is getting off the ground! Dr. Julie Viollaz is leading the group from MSU, and was also recently named a GWC Associate. This project is going to be innovative on multiple levels and I’m so appreciative of Dr. Barney Long pulling us all together! I head to Vinh University for an extremely short but important trip; I’ll get to meet my collaborators in person (finally), introduce myself to the field research team, and hopefully conduct a site visit to one of our field sites.

Conservation Criminology

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Wiley-Blackwell has published Conservation Criminology, the first edited volume on the topic of global risks, conservation, and criminology. This book reflects the efforts of amazing coauthors working on interdisciplinary environmental risk issues from around the world! What an honor to be able to collaborate with them!

 

Spartans Will

It is a great honor to have my research fighting environmental crimes be part of the MSU Spartans Will Campaign.

MSU Faculty Voice: Meredith L. Gore

I just returned from a super productive trip to eastern Madagascar where I had a chance to interact with amazing Malagasy conservationists working to reduce the causes and consequences of environmental crime! I spent two weeks working to better understand the conservation criminology-related issues surrounding rosewood logging and ploughshare tortoise poaching for pets. My trip was profiled by MSU Faculty Voices: Meredith L. Gore.

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Interview with MSU Today

 

My work on human-wildlife interactions was recently featured on MSU Today.

Traveling to Madagascar

madagascar_smap I am happy to announce that I will be traveling to Madagascar to collaborate with Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy and Malagasy civil society group Alliance Voahary Gasy. You can learn more about the group here: http://www.alliancevoaharygasy.mg/