LINKS TO SOME RECENT WORK:
Debating the Impact of CITES
Andre Nollkaemper, "The Illegal Ivory Trade Chain," SHARES Blog, March 7, 2013 (Amsterdam Center for International Law).
Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith, "Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places? Dying Elephants, Evolving Treaties, and Empty Threats," 19 Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy 365-381 (2016).
Annecoos Wiersema, "CITES and the Whole Chain Approach to Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade," 20 Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy 207-225 (2017).
Duan Biggs et al., "Breaking the Deadlock on Ivory: An Iterative Process that Recognizes Different Value Systems May Help to Protect Elephants," 358 Science 1378-1381 (2017).
Branden Jung, "The Tragedy of the Elephants," 2017 Wisconsin Law Review 695-737 (2017).
Peter H. Sand, "International Protection of Endangered Species in the Face of Wildlife Trade: Whither Conservation Diplomacy?" 20 Asia-Pacific Journal of Environmental Law 5-27 (2017).
Susie Watts, "Failure to Prosecute and Mixed Messages: How South Africa Can Single-Handedly Lose the Second Rhino War," WildAid, San Francisco, 2017.
Peter H. Sand, "Japan's Ivory Trade in the Face of the Endangered Species Convention," 21 Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy (forthcoming 2018).
Bram Janssens & Arie Trouwborst, "Rhinoceros Conservation and International Law: The Role of Wildlife Treaties in Averting Megaherbivore Extinction," 21 Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy (forthcoming 2018).
Hans Bauer et al., "Lions in the Modern Arena of CITES," 11 Conservation Letters (forthcoming 2018, doi:10.1111/conl.12444)
Laurenne Coetzee & Ed Couzens, "Keeping the Rhino (Debate) Alive: Swaziland's Proposal at CITES CoP17 in 2016," submitted to the South African Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (2017).
Assessing the Impact of Trade Bans
Annecoos Wiersema, "Uncertainty and Markets for Endangered Species under CITES," 22 Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (RECIEL) 239-250 (2013).
Solomon Hsiang & Nitin Sekar, "Does Legalization Reduce Black Market Activity? Evidence from a Global Ivory Experiment and Elephant Poaching Data," Working Paper 22314, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA (June 2016).
CITES CoP17 Doc Inf 42 (2016), "A Statement from the MIKE and ETIS Technical Advisory Group on Recent Claims that the CITES-Approved Ivory Sales in 2008 Caused A Spike in Poaching Levels."
CITES CoP17 Doc Inf 96 (2016), "Evidence Should Be Used in Global Management of Endangered Species: A Reply to the CITES Technical Advisory Group," (submitted by Kenya).
Annecoos Wiersema, "Incomplete Bans and Uncertain Markets in Wildlife Trade," 12 University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review 65-87 (2016).
CITES Standing Committee 69 Doc 51A (2017), "Status of Elephant Populations, Levels of Illegal Killing and the Trade in Ivory: A Report to the CITES Standing Committee."
Poaching: Costs, Benefits, and Remedies
[In Memoriam]. Merritt Clifton, "Who Killed Ivory Trade Investigator Esmond Martin, Why?" Animals 24-7 Website (February 11, 2018).
Bram Buscher & Maano Ramutsindela, "Green Violence: Rhino Poaching and the War to Save Southern Africa's Peace Parks," 115/458 African Affairs 1-22 (2015).
Lorraine Elliott & William Schaedla (eds.), Handbook of Transnational Environmental Crime (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016).
Lorraine Elliott, “‘Green Crime'”, Völkerrechtsblog, 6 February 2017, doi: 10.17176/20170206-090442.
Teresa Fajardo, “Transnational environmental crime: a challenging problem but not yet a legal concept”, Völkerrechtsblog, 15 February 2017, doi: 10.17176/20170215-170333.
Valentin J. Schatz, “The battle against transnational fisheries crime”, Völkerrechtsblog, 3 March 2017, doi: 10.17176/20170303-084621.
Eve de Coning, “Does transnational environmental crime and transnational fisheries crime exist in international law?”, Völkerrechtsblog, 3 April 2017, doi: 10.17176/20170403-070538.
Alice Kelly & Megan Ybarra, "Introduction to Themed Issue: 'Green Security in Protected Areas'," 69 Geoforum 171-175 (2016).
Henry Travers et al., "Taking Action Against Wildlife Crime in Uganda," IIED Research Report (London, 2017).
Francis Masse, Elizabeth Lunstrum & Devin Holterman, "Linking Green Militarization and Critical Military Studies," Critical Military Studies, DOI:10.1080/23337486.2017.1412925 (2017).
Annette Hubschle, "The Social Economy of Rhino Poaching: Of Economic Freedom Fighters, Professional Hunters and Marginalized Local People," 65 Current Sociology 427-447 (2017).
Rosie Cooney et al., "From Poachers to Protectors: Engaging Local Communities in Solutions to Illegal Wildlife Trade," 10 Conservation Letters 367-374 (2017).
Fred Launay & John Scanlon, "We Can Stop the Poaching of Big Cats. Here's How," New York Times (12 March 2018).