Examining Illegal Wildlife Trade in Europe

Our research seeks to understand the underlying drivers of why, and how, legal and illegal spheres in the trade in European species are linked.

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What is Beastly Business?

This two-year research project investigates the political ecologies of green collar crime in the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) in European species.


Our Research

The research team will focus on IWT in three species:

European brown bears, songbirds and European Eels.

The selection of these three species will allow the research team to interrogate if, and how, differing perceptions about European species produce inequalities regarding the extent and quality of the scientific information collected about them, whether they are policy priorities and the manner in which they are consumed.

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