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Legal and Illegal Wildlife Trade between Mexico and the EU

Northumbria University


This half day event presents the findings from the British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship investigating the supply and demand dynamics of the legal and illegal trade in wildlife specimens, products and by products (both native and non-native species) between Mexico and the European Union.

There is an absence of research that combines animal, environmental and human concerns. Our study furthered understanding of these concerns through an exploration of the legal trade, but also the poaching, smuggling, laundering and selling of wildlife. Legal and illegal wildlife trade are contributing not only to the extinction of species and environmental degradation, but also to instability, violence and unhealthy physical environments for human communities.

Using a mixed-methods approach involving trade data collection, literature analysis and 40 semi-structured interviews this original and highly critical investigation employed a unique interdisciplinary approach combining studies on conservation and green criminology.

 We will present our findings as follows:

13.00          Registration and Welcome with tea/coffee

13.30          Wildlife trade and trafficking an overview (importance, scale, scope, CITES) 
                    (Dr Tanya Wyatt, Northumbria University)

14.00          Background of wildlife in Mexico and the EU including biodiversity, use and consumption
                    (Dr Tanya Wyatt, Northumbria University; Dr Ines Arroyo Quiroz, National Autonomous University of

14.30          The legal trade between the two (Dr Tanya Wyatt, Northumbria University)

15.15          Coffee Break

15.45          Wildlife trafficking between the two (Dr Ines Arroyo Quiroz, National Autonomous University of Mexico)

16.00          Spain and Mexico a Case Study (Patricia Puente Guerrero, Spanish Society of Criminology)

17.00          Next steps and closing (Dr Tanya Wyatt, Northumbria University)

17.15          Drinks reception

To register for this event, please email or complete the form below


Event Details

Northumbria University
Room 403, Business and Law Building
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


0191 227 3025

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