environmental crime

Environmental crimes can be broadly defined as illegal acts which directly harm the environment. They include: illegal trade in wildlife; smuggling of ozonedepleting substances (ODS); illicit trade in hazardous waste; illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing; and illegal logging and the associated trade in stolen timber.

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We've gathered some of the top experts in the field to discuss this topic. With years of experience between them, they're well-equipped to offer invaluable insights and perspectives.

Jay Albanese

Jay Albanese

Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Li-Fung Cho

Li-Fung Cho

Lecturer, University of Hong Kong Department of Sociology

Associate Professor Cassandra Cross

Associate Professor Cassandra Cross

Queensland University of Technology

Professor Tim Edmunds

Professor Tim Edmunds

University of Bristol

Karen Laidler

Karen Laidler

Director, Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong

Riikka Puttonen

Riikka Puttonen

UNODC, UNODC

Dr. Mercedes Rosello

Dr. Mercedes Rosello

Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University

John Scanlon

John Scanlon

Chair, Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime

Professor Anna Sergi

Professor Anna Sergi

University of Essex

Professor Nigel South

Professor Nigel South

University of Essex

Olivia Swaak-Goldman

Olivia Swaak-Goldman

Executive Director, Wildlife Justice Commission

Kimberley L. Thachuk

Kimberley L. Thachuk

Daan van Uhm

Daan van Uhm

Utrecht University

Amanda Whitfort

Amanda Whitfort

Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Professor Tanya Wyatt

Professor Tanya Wyatt

Northumbria University

Yuliya Zabyelina

Yuliya Zabyelina

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Abdelkader Abderrahmane

Abdelkader Abderrahmane

Institute for Security Studies

Abimbola Adebakin CPT

Abimbola Adebakin CPT

CEO, Advantage Health Africa

Dwi N. Adhiasto

Dwi N. Adhiasto

Senior Technical Advisor, SCENTS (Science for Endangered and Trafficked Species) Foundation

Ana Carolina Alfinito

Ana Carolina Alfinito

Amazon Watch

Michelle Anagnostou

Michelle Anagnostou

University of Waterloo

Andrey Anisimov

Andrey Anisimov

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

Ngum Awah F. Faith

Ngum Awah F. Faith

Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (GI-TOC)

Matthew Baird

Matthew Baird

Director, Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law

Omolara Balogun

Omolara Balogun

Head, Policy Influencing and Advocacy, West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

Talks

Towards a ‘blue’ criminology: How should we study transnational organised crime at sea?

01 December 2021, 01:00 PM
Anna Sergi Nigel South Scott Edwards Mercedes Rosello Tim Edmunds

Organised oil crime in Nigeria. The Delta paradox: Organised criminals or community saviours?

01 December 2021, 02:30 PM
Robin Cartwright Omolara Balogun Oluwole Ojewale

The private sector and organized crime

01 December 2021, 04:00 PM
Daan van Uhm Thi Hoang Marco Dugato Yuliya Zabyelina Caterina Paternoster Kimberley L. Thachuk

Above and below the waterline: Combating illegal take and trade of marine and terrestrial species through a new global agreement on wildlife crime

01 December 2021, 10:00 PM
Lishu Li Tanya Wyatt Alice Pasqualato Jorge Caillaux Daniel Kachelriess John Scanlon

Cars, gold, and territories: Trends of organized crime in Brazil

01 December 2021, 10:00 PM
Carolina Grillo Janaina Maldonado Gabriel Feltran Luiz Guilherme Paiva Ana Carolina Haliuc Bragança

Organized environmental crimes

01 December 2021, 11:30 PM
Meredith Gore Juneseo Hwang Willis Okumu Yuliya Zabyelina

Organized crime and animals

02 December 2021, 05:30 AM
Andrea Stefanus Aitor Ibáñez Alonso Daan van Uhm

Online intermediaries and illicit trafficking: Addressing the illicit online trade in cultural property, wildlife and falsified medical products

02 December 2021, 07:00 AM
Abimbola Adebakin Ling Xu Riikka Puttonen Neil Brodie Dmitry Orlov

Toxic trading – How to investigate and prosecute waste trafficking: An interactive demonstration

02 December 2021, 08:30 AM
Matthew Baird Flavia Romiti John Dourlay

Tech against the illegal wildlife trade

02 December 2021, 08:30 AM
Debayan Deb Simone Haysom Louise Taylor Wahyu Nurbandi Tanya Suri Theo Clement

Illicit Economies in Asia: Changes, effects and futures

02 December 2021, 10:00 AM
Cassandra Cross Emiline Smith Karen Laidler Katie Lowe Li-Fung Cho Amanda Whitfort

The illicit mining and trade of extractives in Africa

02 December 2021, 10:00 AM
Abdelkader Abderrahmane Kiran Pereira Oluwole Ojewale Mohamed Daghar

Organized crime in Africa

02 December 2021, 11:30 AM
King Carl Tornam Duho, ACMA CGMA CA Abdelkader Abderrahmane Stephen Musau Erzuah Nvidah Mohamed Daghar Derica Lambrechts

Green-collar crimes and the illegal wildlife trade in Europe

02 December 2021, 11:30 AM
George Iordachescu Teresa Lappe-Osthege Rosaleen Duffy

An analytical approach to fauna crimes

13 October 2022, 02:30 PM
Paxton Mayer Mark Gibson Alessia Massari Dwi N. Adhiasto Jay Albanese Juneseo Hwang

Experiencing environmental crime: An indigenous perspective

13 October 2022, 02:30 PM
Diana Siller Tanvi Khanna Leandro Janamejoy Ismael Ocen Siria Gastelum

Behavioural issues in environmental crimes and the need for change

13 October 2022, 04:00 PM
Andrey Anisimov Virginia Comolli Felix Morrow Daan van Uhm Mark Gibson Ulhas Gondhali

The intersection between illicit economies and instability in West Africa

13 October 2022, 05:30 PM
Freedom Onuoha Lyes Tagziria Mouhamadou Kane Kingsley Madueke Eleanor Beevor

Environmental defenders

13 October 2022, 07:00 PM
Peter Stoett Karla Mendes Delon Omrow Julius Kaka

Organized environmental crimes and effective policy measures in Indian subcontinent

14 October 2022, 05:30 AM
Ulhas Gondhali Arvind Kumar Chaurasia Abhiroop Chowdhury Tarini Mehta Hasantha Kaushalya

Security and conservation: The politics of the illegal wildlife trade

14 October 2022, 11:30 AM
Erica Von Essen Angus Nurse Rosaleen Duffy Tanya Wyatt

Convergence - The organised and serious nature of wildlife crimes & how to combat them

14 October 2022, 01:00 PM
John Scanlon Olivia Swaak-Goldman Annette Hübschle Juliana Machado Ferreira Daniel Kachelriess

Cyber Ecoviolence: Illegal Wildlife Trade on the Internet

18 October 2023, 11:30 PM
Peter Stoett Phillip Cassey John Scanlon Delon Omrow Michelle Anagnostou

Amazon underworld: crime and corruption in the shadows of the world’s largest rainforest

18 October 2023, 11:30 PM
Ana Paula Oliveira Bram Ebus Livia Wagner Ana Carolina Alfinito

Environmental Crimes and its Impact to the Indigenous populations – Cases of Fiji, PNG and Vanuatu

19 October 2023, 02:30 AM
Eugene Mondu Marik Waoute Patrick Tevita Naikasowalu Natasha Khan