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HAL?

Photographs by Christian Ziegler WHAT IS HAL? HAL is short for HumAnimaLab or Human-Animal-Laboratory. And it’s a research group that aims to identify both legal and illegal wildlife trading networks at local and global scales. At the moment, HAL is curious about many things, such as the identity and relationships between network actors, the nature […]

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Wildlife Trafficking

Photographs by Brent Stirton WHAT IS WILDLIFE? The term “wildlife” refers to all fauna and flora. “Fauna” comprises all animals such as mammals, reptiles, birds and fish, while “flora” includes plants such as orchids and trees. WHAT IS THE WILDLIFE TRADE? For centuries, animal and plant life has been the object of trade by humans. […]

The Ethics of Reviving Long Extinct Species
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The Ethics of Reviving Long Extinct Species

“There now appears to be a plausible pathway for reviving species that have been extinct for several decades, centuries, or even millennia. I conducted an ethical analysis of de-extinction of long extinct species. I assessed several possible ethical considerations in favor of pursuing de-extinction: that it is a matter of justice; that it would reestablish […]

Requiem for a vanishing species
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Requiem for a vanishing species

” For decades, horse and camel caravans have gathered in Sudan at the beginning of the dry season, when the rivers can be forded, and then crossed into the Central African Republic. Traditionally, poachers carried only swords and lances, but beginning in the early nineteen-seventies, as Sudan and Chad were consumed by civil wars, they […]

Wildlife Trafficking in the Internet Age
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Wildlife Trafficking in the Internet Age

“Based on interviews and investigative cases, this paper shows the possibilities offered by a crime script approach for understanding what kind of criminal opportunities the Internet offers for conducting wildlife trafficking and how these opportunities affect the organization of this transit crime, as concerns both the carrying out of the criminal activity and the patterns […]

Dallas Safari Club auctions
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Dallas Safari Club auctions

“En janvier 2014, le Dallas Safari Club avait été vivement condamné pour la vente d’un permis de tirer sur un rhinocéros noir de Namibie, qui avait été remportée par Corey Knowlton, chasseur texan et “personnalité” de télé-réalité, à raison d’une enchère s’élevant à 350 000 dollars.” Source +