About this Talk

This panel will discuss the main issues with illegal natural resources export and illegal tourism as well as the criminal activities, in relation to “China's mafia invasion” of the East Siberia region which was historically linked to the Silk Road. They will then talk about criminal law versus environmental direct action in democratic societies with the aim to redefine the socially acceptable boundaries of environmental direct actions through a lens of green criminology and ecological democracy. They will also explore the uniqueness of transnational environmental crimes since transnational criminal organizations accrue substantial profits through the pillaging of the Earth's flora and fauna, threatening its ecosystems and endangering the survival of various states and (non-)human communities. Finally, they discuss the convergence of wildlife crime with other illicit flows in 10 Eastern and Southern African countries. 

19 October 2023, 05:30 AM

05:30 AM - 06:45 AM

About The Speakers

Andrey Anisimov

Andrey Anisimov

Irkutsk institute, Irkutsk branch of The all-Russian state university of justice

Assistant Professor of the department of criminal procedure and forensic science at the Irkutsk branch of The all-Russian state university of justice


Juneseo Hwang

Juneseo Hwang

Lecturer, Sungkonghoe University


Alastair Nelson

Alastair Nelson

Conservation Synergies and GI-TOC

Thirty years experience leading field programs in conservation and counter wildlife crime work in the Horn of Africa, East and southern Africa.


André Duffles Teixeira Aranega

André Duffles Teixeira Aranega

Bachelor's and Master's degree in International Relations by the Institute of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio).


Radha Barooah

Radha Barooah

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime