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CITES and the reptile trade

October 19, 2016 2

As I’m sure a number of you are aware, exotic species of reptiles are popular pets in both Europe and the United States. Two of the most common exotic pet reptiles in Europe are the […]

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Peatlands: The Cinderella among eco-systems

August 11, 2016 0

This article was reproduced from facing-change.org. Since I wrote my master thesis about peatlands, I not only learned a lot about these fascinating ecosystems, but I also realised that a lot of people do not […]

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Counter-Poaching: Thresholds of ‘Acceptability’

December 8, 2015 0

Check out part 1 of this series here. Background: ‘mega-poaching’ relates to ivory and rhino-horn and the Central African Republic (CAR) is the ‘frontline’. Dispatch No.3 from the CAR outlines how text-book ideas of conflict […]

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Counter-Poaching: 6 Degrees of Impunity

December 3, 2015 2

Conducting counter-poaching operations in Bayanga is akin to running a company in a modern army, albeit with less means, little training, varying discipline or questionable loyalty. From logistical to budgetary constraints, organizing one hundred rangers and […]

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My Early Eagling Days

November 30, 2015 2

It all began with an impromptu announcement on my way home from school back in the early stages of 2007. We rounded the corner turn-off for Tomies woods on the Western side of Killarney National […]

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