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Policing Wildlife: Issues in Contemporary Environmental Crime Policy Roundtable Seminar

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START DATE 16 September 2015
START TIME 12:00pm

Room C219, College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 16 September 2015
END TIME 04:30pm

Hosted by Middlesex University's School of Law, a roundtable discussion on issues relating to improving wildlife crime enforcement and use of legal systems to address wildlife crime, and contemporary wildlife law reform proposals.

Cecil the lion

The recent media uproar over the killing of Cecil the Lion and the UK government's abandoned attempt to amend the Hunting Act 2004 have once again thrown a spotlight on wildlife crime and the protection of wildlife.

This roundtable discussion will focus on wildlife law and wildlife crime policy in the UK and discuss the challenges for contemporary wildlife crime policy in a climate where the new Conservative government is seemingly in favour of repealing the Hunting Act but also committed to addressing illegal wildlife trade and global environmental threats.

Our speakers combine academic and NGO experts in wildlife law, wildlife crime and wildlife protection and include experts in law, wildlife trafficking and the role of NGOs in wildlife crime enforcement.


Dr Angus Nurse, Middlesex University, School of Law
Dr Tanya Wyatt, Northumbria University
Dr Toni Shephard, Head of Policy and Research, League against Cruel Sports
Dr Anita Lavorgna, University of Southampton from September 2015

Discussion Chair: Professor Rob White, University of Tasmania, leading green criminology scholar and author of: Environmental Crime: An Eco-Justice Perspective (Policy Press, 2014) and Transnational Environmental Crime (Routledge 2011). Professor White is also co-editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series, together with Dr Angus Nurse and Dr Melissa Jarrell of Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi.

The event commences at 12pm with a light buffet and opportunity for networking with presentations and discussion commencing at 1pm. Afternoon refreshments will be provided.

The event is free to attend but must be booked in advance via Eventbrite: Wildlife Crime Roundtable.

Advance questions for the panel discussion can be submitted via email to the roundtable's organiser Dr Angus Nurse.

Cecil the lion – Photo by Vince O'Sullivan (Creative Commons 2.0)

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