Behavioural issues in environmental crimes and the need for change
About this talk
"In this session, Felix Morrow from OceansAsia, will present his paper on illegal sea cucumber fishing, smuggling and fraud in Mexico. After this intervention, Mark Gibson will present the findings of his research, which examines how consumers participate in a harmful songbird trade in Trinidad and Tobago and how interventions may be designed using Neutralization Theory. Ulhas Gondhali will deliver a presentation on the demand for body parts/extracts of wildlife in cultural practices in certain communities and how this drives illicit wildlife trade. Thereafter, Daan van Uhm will introduce the relationship between scarcity, conflict and organized environmental crime in the Darien Gap, the Golden Triangle and eastern edge of the Congo Basin. The session will conclude with a presentation by Andrey Anisimov, who will speak about the key issues which exist in the Irkutsk Oblast, Siberia, promoting illegal logging and providing opportunities for organized criminality to “flourish”.