Wildlife Betrayed

Wildlife Betrayed is the forward-looking, reforming manifesto which 21st conservation and sustainable development has lacked. It is in the form of a short book-length document, ideal for online propagation. It has six Case Studies ranging from Elephants to COVID showing how populist “hands-off” conservation and animal welfare campaigns are pursuing a well-funded and relentless campaign to mislead… Continue reading Wildlife Betrayed

The science of Seaspiracy

Screengrab from Seaspiracy.

Originally published in Sustainable Fisheries. Author Emily De Sousa The talk of the ocean world is Seaspiracy, a Netflix Original film produced by the same team responsible for Cowspiracy and What the Health. Like those two previous films, Seaspiracy is full of misinformation and has been panned by actual experts. Others have already addressed the racist and xenophobic undertones of the… Continue reading The science of Seaspiracy

Sample – A brief guide to Wildlife Betrayed and CITES

Wildlife Betrayed shows how many of CITES’ Parties and well-funded animal activist groups have betrayed the wildlife for which they declare a great passion. Our purpose SUMMER 2022 IS THE RIGHT TIME TO ADDRESS CITES’ problems and opportunities. Several strands in our work show that the 2019 CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP18) saw a… Continue reading Sample – A brief guide to Wildlife Betrayed and CITES

Jane Goodall Institute

USA & UK, global The eponymous Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) was founded in 1977 to protect chimps and their habitats. Today, JGI claims to have a presence in more than 30 countries and to employ more than 300 people.  Since its foundation JGI has pursued animal rights and related environmental and educational causes. But its… Continue reading Jane Goodall Institute

National Audubon Society

[EXERPT SAMPLE] The Massachusetts Audubon Society dates back to 1896, when it was founded to protect waterbirds. Within a few years, similar Audubon Societies were established across the breadth of the United States of America. And in 1905, the different groups formed a national organization known as the National Association of Audubon Societies for the Protection of Wild Birds and Animals (National Audubon Society since 1940). Though, to this day, its network of local chapters operates largely autonomously.

World Wide Fund for Nature

Gland, Switzerland The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was founded in 1961 by IUCN, supported by naturalists and conservationists linked to The Society for the Preservation of Fauna in the Empire and British Nature Conservancy. Its stated mission is to ‘conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth’. … Continue reading World Wide Fund for Nature

Traffic international – the wildlife monitoring network

Cambridge, UK TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC) was established in 1976 by WWF and IUCN. Its mission is to ‘ensure that the trade in wild plants and animals does not pose a threat to the conservation of nature’. TRAFFIC was designed to support CITES’ regulations by providing, in James Compton’s words, ‘impartial analysis of wildlife trade issues’… Continue reading Traffic international – the wildlife monitoring network